Sargassum muticum

Sargassum muticum , commonly known as Japanese wirewee is a large brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum. It is an invasive seaweed with high growth rate It has an efficient dispersion thanks to its floats. Published in: Fensholt, D. An emendation of the genus Cystophyllum (Fucales). The type species (holotype) of . World-wide electronic publication, National University of Irelan Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry).

Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species . In southern California, however, it is abundant at 4-m depth and has been found . In Japanese waters, where it originates, it is a relatively small, innocuous seaweed (1-m in length). Within its native range in Japan and China, S. Sargassum species and is rather unobtrusive, growing only in the infralittoral fringe and to no more than about 1. It can accumulate high biomass and may quickly become a strong competitor for space and light. However, it can occupy a broader niche in its . The leaf-like laminae and primary lateral branches grow from . It attaches to the substrate with a disc- shaped. A large brown seaweed (with a frond often over 1m long), the stem has regularly alternating branches with flattened oval blades and spherical gas bladders. It is highly distinctive and olive-brown in colour.

It was found at several other places in that year and in subsequent years. It has a tough, smooth texture to the stem of the plant with elongated lanceolate blades possessing toothed margins. This represents the first sighting of the species north of the Kintyre Peninsula, a land barrier that had been expected to slow the northwards spread of.

This paper presents a thorough review of literature . Expert: Notes: Reference for: Other Source(s):. Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version ).