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Sargassum piluliferum (Turner) C.Agardh 1820

Publication details
Sargassum piluliferum (Turner) C.Agardh 1820: 27

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

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.

Fucus pilulifer Turner

Type information
Type locality: "Harbour at Nangasaki. Dr. Horner" [Nagasaki, Japan] (Turner 1807-1808: 145). Type: BM-K (Yoshida 1998: 399).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Sargassum Section Sargassum

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus pilulifer Turner 1808

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus pinnatifolius C.Agardh 1815
Sargassum pinnatifolium (C.Agardh) C.Agardh 1824
Sargassum henslowianum var. pinnatifolium (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1889
Sargassum setaceum Yendo 1905
Sargassum piluliferum var. pinnatifolium (C.Agardh) Yendo 1907

Taxonomic notes
Stiger et al. (2003: 8) note that S. piluliferum has usually been placed in the Australian subgenus Phyllotrichia but the ITS-2 sequence is exactly the same as the that of S. yendoi and close to other Malacocarpicae.

Malacocarpicae? Section Sargassum [= Section Malacocarpicae] (Matteo & Payri 2009). According to Cho et al. (2012: 479), S. piluliferum and S. yendoi formed a moderately supported subclade (78-87% bootstrap) with the members of S. sect. Sargassum. - (20 Feb 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Sargassum piluliferum (Turner) C.Agardh)
Indian Ocean Islands: Seychelles (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Oman (Wynne 2018).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Silva & al. 1996, Ahmed & al. 2009), Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996).

South-east Asia: Philippines (Phillips 1995, Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014), Vietnam (Phillips 1995, Yoshida, Huu Dai, Ajisaka & Noro 2002, Nguyen et al. 2013).

Asia: China (Tseng & Lu 2000, Liu 2008), Japan (Okamura 1936, Segawa 1981, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Kajimura 1998, Stiger et al. 2004, Nakajima et al. 2015, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015, Titlyanov & al. 2019), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986, Lee & Kang 2001, Oak 2010), South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016), South Korea (Cho et al. 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Cribb 1996, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Tsuda 2014).

(as Sargassum setaceum Yendo)
Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936).

Key references
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp. [1] 5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program. [in Korean]

Cho, S.M., Lee, S.M., Ko, Y.D., Mattio, L. & Boo, S.M. (2012). Molecular systematic reassessment of Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Korea using four gene regions. Botanica Marina 55(5): 473-484.

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

Dixon, R.R.M., Matteo, L., Huisman, J.M., Payri, C.E., Bolton, J.J. & Gurgel, F.D. (2014). North meets south - Taxonomic and biogeographic implications of a phylogenetic assessment of Sargassum subgenera Arthrophycus and Bactrophycus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 53(1): 15-22.

Matteo, L. & Payri, C.E. (2011). 190 years of Sargassum taxonomy, facing the advent of DNA phylogenies. Botanical Review 77: 31-70.

Oak, J.H. (2010). Fucales. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 2, Number 2. Heterokontophyta: Phaeophyceae: Ishigeales, Dictyotales, Desmarestiales, Sphacelariales, Cutleriales, Ralfisales, Laminariales. (Anon. Eds), pp. 111-172. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Phillips, N. (1995). Biogeography of Sargassum (Phaeophyta) in the Pacific basin. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 107-145. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Stiger, V., Horiguchi, T., Yoshida, T., Coleman, A.W. & Masuda, M. (2003). Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae), inferred from it ITS nrDNA, with an emphasis on the taxonomic revision of the genus. Phycological Research 51(1): 1-10.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Yoshida, T., Nguyen Huu Dai, Ajisaka, T. & Noro, T. (2002). Verification of Sargassum species identified with subgenera Bactrophycus, Phyllotrichia and Schizophycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 95-102. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

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Ajisaka, T., Huynh Quang Nang, Nguyen Huu Dinh & Yoshida, T. (1997). Sargassum carpophyllum J. Agardh var. nhatrangense (Pham) Ajisaka comb. nov. and S. piluliferum (Turner) C. Agardh var. serratifolium Yamada from Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 51-60. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College Systen.
Ohno, M. (1979). Physiological ecology of Sargassum piluliferum (Phaeophyceae). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 9: 105-111.

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