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Sargassum elegans Suhr 1840

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Sargassum

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Sargassum elegans Suhr
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sargassum elegans Suhr
KwaZulu-Natal. Tom Schils. © Tom Schils (tom@schils.be).

Sargassum elegans Suhr
Nature's Valley, Tsitsikamma National Park, Western Cape, South Africa; mid-intertidal pools. 26 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sargassum elegans Suhr
Nature's Valley, Tsitsikamma National Park, Western Cape, South Africa; mid-intertidal pools. 26 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sargassum elegans Suhr
Nature's Valley, Tsitsikamma National Park, Western Cape, South Africa; mid-intertidal pools. 26 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Sargassum elegans Suhr Nature's Valley, Tsitsikamma National Park, Western Cape, South Africa; mid-intertidal pools
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sargassum elegans Suhr 1840: 257

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.
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Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sargassum is Sargassum bacciferum (Turner) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: "Am Cap der guten Hoffnung" [At the Cape of Goog Hope but actually between Omsamculo (Umzimkulu) and Omcomas (Umkomaas) rivers, Natal, South Africa] (Suhr 1840: 670). Type: B? Notes: See Drège (1843: 157) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum elegans Suhr)
Africa: Madagascar (Mattio et al. 2015, Vieira & al. 2021), Mozambique (Silva & al. 1996), South Africa (Silva & al. 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997, Tronchin & De Clerck 2005).

South-west Asia: India (Rao & Gupta 2015).

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Drège, J.F. (1843). Zwei pflanzengeographische Documente. Besondere Beigabe zur Flora 26: 1-230, folded map.

Mattio, L., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. (2015). Contribution to the revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Madagascar using morphological and molecular data. Cryptogamie Algologie 36(2): 143-169.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Gillespie, R.D. & Critchley, A.T. (2001). Reproductive allocation and strategy of Sargassum elegans Suhr and Sargassum incisifolium (Turner) C. Agardh from Reunion Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Botanica Marina 44: 231-235.

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