Turbinaria turbinata   (Linneaus) Kuntze,  1898 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

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Plants erect, to 4 dm or more in height from a branching holdfast, virgate or with long branches and beset with shorter spur branches bearing the leaves. Leaves obpyramidal, reaching 1 cm long and broad on fertile branches or somewhat larger where the plants are sterile. Petiolar part of the leaf with 3 nearly smooth-margined ridges. Distal part of at least the upper leaves generally vesicular, the flattened top with a fairly broad, rounded-triangular to nearly circular membranous expansion having an entire or more commonly an aculeate-dentate margin. Cryptostomata numerous, scattered. Receptacles abundant, densely forking, axillary or between the leaves.

Synonym (s)
Fucus turbinatus Linnaeus, 1753
(Homotypic synonym)
Sargassum turbinatum (Linnaeus) C. Agardh, 1820
(Homotypic synonym)
Turbinaria vulgaris var. trialata J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Turbinaria trialata (J. Agardh) Kutzing, 1860
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.48) (Long: 69.1) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA (Record: 01/1978-04/1978)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bakus, JG (1993) Coral reef ecosystems Oxford and IBH publishing CO. PVT. LTD 232 pp Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Gopinathan, CP and Panigrahy, R (1983) Seaweed resources Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 47-51 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/917/1/Bulletin_No_34-8.pdf
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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