Sargassum capillare   Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Blade linear to lanceolate with minutely serrate margin and scattered cryptostomata; receptacular branches are often twisted.

Synonym (s)
Carpacanthus tenuis G. Martens, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum gracile Greville, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum tenue J. Agardh, 1848
Sargassum tenue Silva et al., 1996
Sargassum tenue capillare Silva et al., 1996
Sargassum tenue var. capillare (Kutzing) Grunow, 1915
(Homotypic synonym)
Sargassum capillare Kutzing, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Gulf of Aden

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -

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