Sargassum aquifolium   (Turner) C. Agardh,  1820 (Algae)
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Class: Phaeophyceae

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Synonym (s)
Fucus aquifolium Turner, 1807
(Homotypic synonym)
Sargassum heterocystum Montagne, 1842
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum crassifolium J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum echinocarpum J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum oocyste J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum biserrula J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum echinocarpum Greville, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum odontocarpum Sonder, 1871
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum echinocarpum var. vitiense Grunow, 1874
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum cinctum var. echinocarpum Grunow, 1888
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum anapense Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1901
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum crassifolium var. samoensis Grunow, 1915
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum binderi var. incisifolium Sonder ex Grunow, 1915
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum spathulaefolium var. neocaledonicum Grunow, 1916
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum fonanonense Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1924
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Palk Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Untawale, AG and Jagtap, TG (1989) Observations on marine macrophytes of the Republic of Seychelles Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 32 115-119 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa
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