Chamaedoris auriculata   Borgesen,  1933 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Siphonocladales
Family:Siphonocladaceae

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Description
Color: Dark green on the upper side and light green on the lower side.

Thallus form and type: Bushy with flat heads

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Infra littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Plants growing gregariously in dense tufts up to 30 or more in a cluster attached to the substratum by rhizoids. Rhizoids ramified. Fully developed plants with an erect cylindrical stem-like portion, the stipe which is annularly constricted throughout from base to the beginning of a head-like portion, the capitulum. Stipe usually unbranched, but occasionally branched also; young stipes with no constrictions but as they grow annular constrictions appear. Upper free end of stipe in young plants slightly swollen from where whorls of filaments emerge to form the capitulum. Length of stipe before capitulum is formed up to 5 cm. In mature plants stipe up to 6 cm, generally and even up to 7-9 cm length. Filaments of capitulum grow eccentrically to one side forming an auriculate capitulum; filaments up to 125 ยต across. Capitulum up to 2 cm in diameter across the short axis and 3 cm along the long axis.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• INDIA
• Gujarat, Muldwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Sutrapada INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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