Monostroma oxyspermum [Status Unaccepted]   (Kutzing) Doty,  1947 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Color: Light green

Plants attached, ultimately in dense tufts, soft, about 3 - 10 cm tall, ordetached and much larger, even to 60 cm. The initial sac early split, the very broad segments of the membrane becoming plane or irregularly tufted. Cells in surface view irregularly placed or somewhat grouped 2-4 together generally 7-18 µ, infrequently 26µ diameter, rounded angular to round or oval, the intervening walls moderately thick to very thick and gelatinous in appearance. The thallus membrane 20 - 40 µ, occasionally to 60µ thick, with the cells in section rounded rectangular and about 15 - 21µ tall.

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

Habitat:  Coastal


• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri, Shirgao creek INDIA (Record: 1998)
• West Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Achra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DVS (2005) Comprehensive review of the records of the biota of the Indian Seas and the introduction of non-indigenous species Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 15(2) 117-146 Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Dhargalkar, VK; Untawale, AG and Jagtap, TG (2001) Marine macroalgal diversity along the Maharashtra coast: Past and present status Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 30(1) 18-24 Available at -
  • Untawale, AG; Dhargalkar, VK and Deshmukhe, GV (2000) Prioritization of potential sites for marine biodiversity conservation in India Setting biodiversity conservation priorities for India: Summary of the findings and conclusions of the biodiversity conservation prioritization project World Wide Fund for Nature - India, New Delhi (India) Available at -
  • (2003) Seaweeds of the Central West Coast of India Bioinformatics Centre, National Institute of Oceanography Available at -

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