Sargassum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sargassum
Sargassum weeds closeup.jpg
Scientific classification
Domain:
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Sargassum
Species

Many[1]

Sargassum is a genus of generally planktonic (free-floating) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. The Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea gets its name from the large amount of several species of Sargassum that grow there.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Algaebase". Retrieved 17 September 2014.