Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh 1848
Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale 2 cm - 15 August 2011. Jen Smith
Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh 1848: 339
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, -363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Oahu, Hawaii; (Mattio, Payri & Stiger-Pouvreau 2008: 1552) Lectotype: LD; Herb. alg. Agardh No. 02810 (Mattio, Payri & Stiger-Pouvreau 2008: 1552) Notes: Syntype lacality: Sandwich Islands [Hawaiian Islands] (Agardh 1848: 339. According to Magruder (1988:74), a lectotype needs to be selected from J.G. Agardh's specimens (Yoshida 1986, pers. comm.). This was later selected by Mattio et al. (2008: 1552). No. 02811 second series is an isolectotype.
This is a marine species.
In French Polynesia this species forms dense beds down to 20 m depth on exposed reef shelves in the Austral Archipelago (Matteo et al. 2008: 1552).
Created: 31 August 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 06 August 2019
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 August 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2023