Gomontia polyrhiza   (Lagerheim) Bornet & Flahault,  1888 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

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Color: Green from chlorophyll a and b

Plant with filaments widely and irregularly branching, 4-8 µ diameter.

Sporangia 30-125 µ diameter, 150-250 µ long; zoospores of 2 sorts, one 10-12 µ long by 5-6 µ diameter, the other about 3.5 µ diameter, 5 µ long; aplanospores 4 µ diameter. Asexual reproduction may be by fission, fragmentation or by zoospores (motile spores). Sexual reproduction may be isogamous (gametes both motile and same size); anisogamous (both motile and different sizes-female bigger) or oogamous (female non-motile and egglike; male motile).

Synonym (s)
Gomontia harbrorhiza Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1920
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gomontia bornetii Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1920
(Heterotypic synonym)
Codiolum polyrhizum Lagerheim, 1886
(Homotypic synonym)
Gomontia caudata Setchell & N. L. Gardner, 1920
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram (Lat: 12.63) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Center for phycological documentation: Decew's guide University Herbarium, UC Berkeley Available at - http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/guide
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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