Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh 1848

Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh

Current name: Sargassum obtusifolium J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale 2 cm - 15 August 2011. Jen Smith

Publication Details
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, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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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: 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.

General Environment
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.; searched on 06 December 2023

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