Protectocarpus speciosus   (Borgesen) Kuckuck ex Kornmann,  1955 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Color: Brown color results from the dominance of the xanthophyll fucoxanthin; this masks the other pigments, Chlorophyll a and c (no chlorophyll b), beta-carotene and other xanthophylls.

Synonym (s)
Hecatonema diffusum Kylin, 1907
(Heterotypic synonym)
Myrionema speciosum Borgesen, 1902
(Homotypic synonym)
Hecatonema speciosum (Borgesen) A. D. Cotton, 1912
(Homotypic synonym)
Compsonema speciosum (Borgesen) Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1922
(Homotypic synonym)
Protectocarpus speciosus (Borgesen) Kornmann in kuckuck, 1955
Ectocarpus speciosus (Borgesen) Kuckuck, 1922
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hecatonema faeroense (Borgesen) Levring, 1937
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balakrishnan, MS and Kinkar, VN A taxonomic account of Indian Ectocarpales and Ralfsiales 22341 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-09-21

Back to Search