Cladophora fascicularis [Status Unaccepted]   (Mertens ex C. Agardh) Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

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Description
Size: 30 – 50 cm in length

Plants large. Main axis stout, cells 360 (200 to 250) in diameter and 2 to 5 diameters in length, sparingly branched; ultimate indefinite branches with densely fasciculate ramuli, 1.5 to 3.0 mm in length, crowded near their tips, somewhat pectinate in arrangement; cells of ramuli 70 t0 120 in diameter and 1 to 3.5 diameter in length.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Food, animal feed and agricultural use)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Poompuhar, Kaveri Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti (Lat: 10.57) (Long: 72.62) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli (Lat: 10.08) (Long: 72.28) INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Diu (Lat: 20.12) (Long: 71.63) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.07) (Long: 77.56) INDIA (Record: 02/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Chinankudi, Ammanar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi, Uppanar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Chandrapadi, Nandalar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Nagore, Vettar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet, Koraiyaru Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur Coast INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.71) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Thirumullaivasal Uppanar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1996)
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore, Uppanar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1996)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Honavar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Muthupet INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2005-2006)
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA

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