Sargassum

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Sargassum
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Fucales
Family: Sargassaceae
Genus: Sargassum
Species

Sargassum is a genus of generally planktonic (free-floating) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. It is named for the Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea, which hosts a large amount of several species of Sargassum.