Ulva conglobata   Kjellman,  1897 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Ulvales
Family:Ulvaceae

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Description
Color: Plant yellow to bright green in color

Substratum: Rocks or any other hard substrata, some times as epiphyte on other benthic seaweeds.

Occurrence: Upper mid littoral zone, exposed and submerged rocks

Season: october-April

Thalli subcartilaginous below and membranous above, caespitose and expanding in an almost globular mass, 2-4 cm in height. Membrane 30-50 µm thick at the upper portion and 100-125 µm thick at the basal portion. Cells in transverse section rectangular, vertically elongated, 1.5-2 times as long as broad.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as food and animal feed. This is one pf the developing aquaculture crops used for food and pharmaceutical substances.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• 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
  • Yang, HN; Wang, WL and Liao, LM (1994) Marine algal flora of Pengchia Yu and its special place in the marine phytogeography of Taiwan Botanica Marina 37 429-432 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • Phang, SM (2006) Seaweed resources in Malaysia: Current status and future prospects 9(2) 185-202 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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