Sargassum prismaticum   Chauhan,  1965 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Thallus form and type: Foliose and bushy

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Dense

Plants dark brown in color, 28-45 cm tall, main axis and branches filiform, terete, smooth about 1 mm in diameter with spirally arrnaged leaves; stems at the basal parts winged, leaves linear lanceolate 5 cm long 5-7 mm broad with membranous with asymmetrical bases, serulate, sinuate margins, prtiole short with sinuate wings, vesicles spherical, 3 -5 mm diameter stalked, apiculate; receptacles simple, sparsely branched or 2-4 in a cluster with vesicles oblong, triquetrus, 5-11 mm, long 2-4 mm broad with three sinuate wings.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur 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 -
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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