Sargassum cymosum   C. Agardh,  1820 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Color: Dark brown when dried often glaucous

Plants with long simple divisions from the short primary axis or with these more or less copiously laterally branched. Elongate axes slender, smooth; upper leaves elliptical, oblong-lanceolate or linear, the margin entire or faintly crenulate, the costa evident, the cryptostomata small. Basal leaves sometimes sparingly pinnately divided. Vesicles few, spherical often mucronate, on stalks about equal to the diameter. Fertile branches repeatedly dichotomously branched, filiform, verrucose, about half as long as the subtending leaves.

Synonym (s)
Sargassum rigidulum Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum (Sargassum) cymosum C. Agardh, 1820

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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
  • 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 -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • 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
  • Srivastava, MN and Mehrotra, BN (1990) Algal status of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa

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