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Fucales, Sargassaceae

Sargassum denticarpum Ajisaka

Sargassum denticarpum Ajisaka photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 2.0 m
The plants have compressed main branches and lanceolate to elliptical leaves with numerous serrations on the margins. The holdfast is discoidal, and the vesicles are obovate to elliptic without any projections. This species is yellowish brown when it is alive and grows to 1.5 m high on rocks in subtidal zones along shorelines with moderate water movement.

Sargassum denticarpum Ajisaka photo2
Fresh specimen.
Sargassum denticarpum Ajisaka photo3
Close-up view of vesicles.