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Sargassum sp. 1

Sargassum sp. 1 photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 1.5 m
The main branches of this species are cylindrical or slightly compressed with several spines at the basal portion. The leaves are oblong with a cuneate base with an acute apex and have serrations on the margins. The vesicles are elliptical to fusiform at the top. The plants grow to 1-1.5 m high, and form dense communities in mid to lower intertidal zones along shorelines with moderate to calm water movement.

Sargassum sp. 1 photo2
Fresh specimen.
Sargassum sp. 1 photo3
Close-up view of various forms of leaves.