Sargassum assimile Harvey 1860

Publication Details
Sargassum assimile Harvey 1860: 328

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.

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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: "Loo Choo Islands, in tide-pools" [Ryukyu-retto, Japan]; (Harvey 1860: 328) Type: TCD; (Yoshida 1998: 377) Notes: Type locality found by Dawson (1959b: 7) considered to be an error for "Lemma Island" [Li-ma Ch'√ľn-tao], near Hong Kong. Yoshida (1988: 10) notes that the type locality was originally described as "Loo Choo" but that Dawson (1959) pointed out that this was an error and that the correct locality was Lemma Island, near Hong Kong. Yoshida (1988: 6) cites Hong Kong as the type locality. Tseng & Lu (1988: 30) cite Ryukyus, Japan as the type locality.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 31 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 August 2022

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