Caulerpa serrulata   (Forsskal) J. Agardh,  1837 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae

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Description
Color: Yellowish green

Plants creeping on substratum by stolon, giving out rhizoids, below and assimilators above. Stolon 1 mm thick. Fronds glabrous, erect, decomposito-dichotomous and subfastigiate. Stipe below, cylindrical, 5 mm high, 1 mm thick. Assimilators spirally tortuous, inequal, without midrib, 3 mm broad, 4-5 cm long, coiled or twisted; margin distinctly dentate, teeth 1 mm apart short. Apex of assimilator rounded, also provided with teeth all over. Substance cartilaginous, pinnules spine like.


Synonym (s)
Caulerpa freycinetii C. Agardh, 1823
Caulerpa freycinetii Silva, 1996
Caulerpa freycinetii typica Silva, 1996
Fucus serrulatus Forsskal, 1775

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti (Lat: 10.57) (Long: 72.62) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8) (Long: 93.5) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Addu Atoll MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• TANZANIA
• YEMEN
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA (Record: 01/1978-04/1978)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA (Record: 01/1978-04/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA

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