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Sargassum crassifolium   J. Agardh

Common Pacific sargassum
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Classification
Phaeophyceae | Fucales | Sargassaceae
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Main reference
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
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Environment
Sessile

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)