Udotea indica   A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp,  1911 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Udoteaceae

Description
Size: Up to 4 cm high

Thallus form and type: Fan like blades

Substratum: intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Plants, erect, slightly calcified, very stiff. Attachment by a small tuft of rhizoids; stipe simple, 7–10mm long, 1mm in diameter; blade cuneate to rounded, margin entire, lobed or lacerate, surface conspicuously zonate and markedly radially striated, dark to whitish green because of the calcification. Superficial blade filaments bearing occasional series of unilateral, short, truncate, usually simple or bilobate papillae, borne on the peripheral side of the filament.


Synonym (s)
Decaisnella indica (A. Gepp & E. Gepp) Farghaly, 1980
Udotea indica A. Gepp & E. Gepp, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• PAKISTAN
• YEMEN
• Gujarat, Okha Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1992)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA (Record: 03/1997)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Gujarat, Hanumandandi Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Adatra Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 07/2004, 12/2004)
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Cora Divh (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 72.25) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Sesostris (Lat: 12.91) (Long: 72.08) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

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