Caulerpa sertularioides   (S.G.Gmelin) M.A.Howe,  1905 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae

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Description
Color: Grass green to yellow green

Plants consisting of erect, feather-like branches; branches 4-5cm tall, cylindrical with pointed tips. Pinnules cylindrical, narrow, linear curved and closely set, 3-11 mm long, 180-330 µ broad; base slightly larger than the apex; distance between the pinnules equal to the width of the pinnules. Apex of pinnules mucronate, rounded or conical. Stolons naked with a number of upright, delicate and flexible cylindrical axis with lateral outgrowths - the assimilators on upper side. Assimilators flattened, feather-like, 10-15 cm long, 13-22 mm broad, with laterals in two rows, pinnate. Fronds erect, feather-like, occasionally branched, light green; branchlets opposite, cylindrical, needle shaped, apices bluntly pointed.


Synonym (s)
Caulerpa plumaris (Forsskal) C. Agardh, 1823
Fucus plumaris Forsskal, 1775
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fucus sertularioides S. G. Gmelin, 1768
(Homotypic synonym)
Corradoria plumaris (Forssk.) Trevisan, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Bioactive, edible)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Kerala, Chowara Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti (Lat: 10.57) (Long: 72.62) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti (Lat: 10.83) (Long: 72.2) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram (Lat: 10.93) (Long: 72.28) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8) (Long: 93.5) INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Nagoa beach (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 71.05) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka (Lat: 22.38) (Long: 69.06) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Fishing Harbour (Lat: 21.7) (Long: 69.66) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Fishing Harbour (Lat: 21.13) (Long: 70.4) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 02/2006-05/2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Pudumadam Coast (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 07/2007, 08/2007)
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Vagator INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Baga INDIA (Record: 1978)
• Goa, Cabo de Rama INDIA (Record: 1978)
• BAHRAIN
• MYANMAR
• INDIA
• KUWAIT
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• PAKISTAN
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SOUTH AFRICA
• SRI LANKA
• TANZANIA
• YEMEN
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast INDIA (Record: 09/1997-11/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Alantalai-Manapad INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar-Nallatanni Tivu INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam-Kilakarai INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad-Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 03/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai-Dhanushkodi INDIA (Record: 12/1990-01/1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.26) (Long: 79.11) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 12/2004-04/2005)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA (Record: 01/1978-04/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 08/1986-05/1987)
• 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, Great Nicobar Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.73) INDIA (Record: 10/2003-12/2003)

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