Turbinaria decurrens   Bory de Saint-Vincent,  1828 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

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Plants possessing elongated, cylindrical branches. Vesicles obpyramidal. Leaves possessing angular margins.

Receptacles subracemosely branched.

Synonym (s)
Fucus turbinatus J. Agardh, 1848
Turbinaria vulgaris J. Agardh var. decur (Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1848)
Fucus conoides Forsskal, 1775
Fucus turbinatus Turner, 1808
Turbinaria vulgaris var. decurrens J. Agardh, 1848
Turbinaria tetraedra Ruprecht, (cf. De Toni), 1895
Sargassum turbinatum Montagne, (cf. De Toni), 1895
Turbinaria membranacea Ruprecht, (cf. De Toni), 1895
Turbinaria vulgaris var. decurrens (Bory de Saint-Vincent) J. Agardh, 1848
(Homotypic synonym)
Turbinaria decurrens Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828

Common Name (s)
• Pakkoda Pasi (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Yields algin; production of sodium alginate)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram Coast (Lat: 19.41) (Long: 79.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.26) (Long: 79.11) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island INDIA

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