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Sargassum crassifolium   J. Agardh

Common Pacific sargassum
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Phaeophyceae | Fucales | Sargassaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An important source of alginate which is used mainly as emulsifying, stabilizing and gelling agents in food products such as frozen food, pastries,desserts, jellies, salad dressings, ice creams, meat and flavor sauces, beer, fruit juices, and milk shakes; contains iodine, protein, vitamin C, and minerals (Ca, K, Mg, Na, Cu,Zn, S, P, Mn); used as medicine for goiter and other glandular troubles; antibacterial, antitumor; source of tannins and phenols; also used for animal feed and fertilizer (Ref. 80758). Shows an intra-annual pattern of variation in standing crop in the Philippines, standing crop is lowest in the period from February to May and highest in November to January (Ref. 80758). Found on coralline rocks in wave-exposed low intertidal to shallow subtidal areas (Ref. 80758).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Egg development
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)