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Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh 1848

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Turbinaria


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Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Scott Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Seringapatam Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 2 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
1. Habit. 2. Low intertidal (Son Hai, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam).. 09 Mar 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova. © Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (etitlyanov@mail.ru).

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Scott Reef, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Marsha Shagra, Red Sea. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh
Coral Bay, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

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Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh KwaZulu-Natal
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Publication details
Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh 1848: 266

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Turbinaria is Turbinaria turbinata (Linnaeus) Kuntze.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus turbinatus var. ornatus Turner

Type information
Type locality: [None given] (Turner 1807-1808: 50). Type: BM-K

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furnished, equipped, embellished, adorned (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus turbinatus var. ornatus Turner 1807
Sargassum turbinatum var. ornatum (Turner) C.Agardh 1820

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1941: 64) cites this species as Turbinaria ornata J. Agardh.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) Turbinia denudata Bory is a possible taxonomic synonym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
; "tops, spiny"

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cho, G.Y, Rousseau, F., Reviers, B. de & Boo, S.M. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships within the Fucales (Phaeophyceae) assessed by the photosystem I coding psaA sequences. Phycologia 45: 512-519.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Dixon, R.R.M. & Huisman, J.M. (2015). Fucales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-275. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Kraft, G.T. (2009). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-364, 107 figs. Erratum of fig. 73 from vol. 1. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing.

Krishnamurthy, V. & Ezhili, R. (2013). Phaeophyceae of India and neighbourhood Volume II The Fucales. pp. [i]-iv, 1-156, 31 figs, pls I-XLIX. Chennai: Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology.

Lann, K.L., Kraffe, E., Kervarec, N., Cerantola, S., Payri, C.E. & Stiger-Pouvreau, V. (2014). Isolation of turbinaric acid as a chemomarker of Turbinaria conoides (J.Agardh) Kutzing from South Pacific Islands. Journal of Phycology 50(6): 1048-1057.

Le Lann K., Kervarec N., Payri C., Deslandes E. & Stiger Pouvreau V. (2008). Discrimination of allied species within the genus Turbinaria (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) using HRMAS NMR spectroscopy. Talanta 74: 1079-1083.

Oak, J.H. (2010). Fucales. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 2, Number 2. Heterokontophyta: Phaeophyceae: Ishigeales, Dictyotales, Desmarestiales, Sphacelariales, Cutleriales, Ralfisales, Laminariales. (Anon. Eds), pp. 111-172. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Stewart, H.L. (2006). Ontogenetic changes in buoyancy, breaking strength, extensibility and reproductive investment in a drifting macroalga Turbinaria ornata (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 43-50.

Stiger, V., Horiguchi, T., Yoshida, T., Coleman, A.W. & Masuda, M. (2003). Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae), inferred from it ITS nrDNA, with an emphasis on the taxonomic revision of the genus. Phycological Research 51(1): 1-10.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Titlyanov, E.A. & Titlyanova, T.V. (2012). Morskiye rasteniya stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispol'zovaniye i kul'tivirovaniye [Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation]. pp. 376, 52 numbered figures, 162 plates. Vladivostok: Dalnauka & A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. [in Russian]

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

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Deslandes, E., Pondaven, P., Auperin, T., Roussakis, C., Guézennec, J., Stiger, V. & Payri, C. (2000). Preliminary study of the in vitro antiproliferative effect of a hydroethanolic extract from the subtropical seaweed Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.Agardh on a human non-small-cell bronchopulmunary carcinoma line (NSCLC-N6). Journal of Applied Phycology 12: 257-262.
Payri, C.E. (1984). Variations biologiques et morphologiques en fonction du milieu chez Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh (Phaeophycées) du récif de Tiahura - Ile de Moorea - Polynésie Française. Botanica Marina 27: 327-333.
Rohfritsch, A, Payri, C., Stiger, V. & Bonhomme, F. (2010). Habitat-related allelic variation revealed by an anonymous DNA locus in reef-dwelling Turbinaria ornata (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 53(2): 189-192.
Rohfritsch, A., Payri, C., Stiger, V. & Bonhomme, F. (2007). Molecular and morphological relationships between two closely related species, Turbinaria ornata and T. conoides (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 35: 91-98.
Sirison, N. & Burnett, N.P. (2019). Turbinaria ornata (Phaeophyceae) varies size and strength to maintain environmental safety factor across flow regimes (Note). Journal of Phycology 56(1): 233-237.
Stewart, H.L. (2006). Ontogenetic changes in buoyancy, breaking strength, extensibility and reproductive investment in a drifting macroalga Turbinaria ornata (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 43-50.
Stiger, V. & Payri, C.E. (1999). Spatial and seasonal variations in the biological characteristics of two invasive brown algae, Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh and Sargassum mangarevense (Grunow) Setchell (Sargassaceae, Fucales) spreading on the reefs of Tahiti (French Polynesia). Botanica Marina 42: 295-306.
Stiger, V. & Payri. C.E. (1999). Spatial and temporal patterns of settlement of the brown macroalgae, Turbinaria ornata and Sargassum mangarevense in a coral reef on Tahiti. Marine Ecology Progress Series 191: 91-100.
Stiger, V. & Payri. C.E. (2005). Natural settlement of a young population of Turbinaria ornata and phenological comparisons with older populations. Aquatic Botany 81: 225-243.
Stiger, V., Deslandes, E. & Payri, C.E. (2004). Phenolic contents of two brown algae, Turbinaria ornata and Sargassum mangarevense on Tahiti (French Polynesia): interspecific, ontogenic and spatio-temporal variations. Botanica Marina 47: 402-409.
Zubia, M., Payri, C.E., Deslandes, E. & Guezennec, J. (2003). Chemical composition of attached and drift specimens of Sargassum mangarevense and Turbinaria ornata (Phaeophyta: Fucales) from Tahiti, French Polynesia. Botanica Marina 46: 562-571.

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