Chaetomorpha media [Status Unaccepted]   (J. Agardh) Kutzing,  1849 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

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Description
Plant found attached to the rocky substratum by a basal holdfast cell, bright green, filamentous, tufted, with tufts 4-7 cm long. Cells large, barrel-shaped, with recticulate chloroplasts, pyrenoid and many nuclei. Basal attaching cells elongate, 5 mm long and 456 µm wide, broadened at the base, which is lobed. Upper cells about 864 µm long and 332 µm in diameter. Length of the cells varies from 1 to 4 times the breadth.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Vagator INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Baga INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Dona Paula INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Velsao INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Cabo de Rama INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Honavar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Bhatkal INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.73) INDIA (Record: 10/2003-12/2003)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam (Lat: 8.4) (Long: 76.93) INDIA (Record: 10/2003-12/2003)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2005-2006)
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
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  • Karekar, MD and Joshi, GV (1973) Photosynthetic carbon metabolism in marine algae Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin. New York 16 216-220 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Salim, KM (1964) The distribution of marine algae along Karachi coast Botanica Marina Cram, De Gruyter and Co. Hamburg, Germany 7 183-197 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Divekar, RB; Kerkar, V (2008) Present status of seaweed diversity at Anjuna and Vagatore (Goa) Available at - Library Goa University, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ramavat, BK and Rao, AV (1997) The total sterols and fatty acids composition of some marine algae of Saurashtra coast - west coast of India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 75-79 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Untawale, AG; Reddy, CRK and Deshmukhe, GV (1989) Ecology of intertidal benthic algae of northern Karnataka coast Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 73-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Srivastava, MN and Mehrotra, BN (1990) Algal status of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • SreekalaDevi, R.; James, J.E.; Babu, S.S (2004) Distribution of marine macroalgae in Idinthakarai and Vizhinjam coasts - A comparative study. Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fisheries-623520, Tamil Nadu, India 26(1-2) 29-32. Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Kaladharan, P; Zacharia, PU and Vijayakumaran, K (2011) Coastal and marine floral biodiversity along the Karnataka coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 53 (1) 121 - 129 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8710/1/121--129--P._Kaladharan.pdf
  • Kaladharan, P; Zacharia, PU and Vijayakumaran, K (2011) Coastal and Marine floral biodiversity along the Karnataka coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India 53(1) 121-129 Available at - NIO,Goa

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