Cladophora coelothrix   Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Thallus partly forming a prostrate, spongy cushion, fixing sand and sediments, partly erect; the ascendant and erect branches very supple, light green. Branching acropetally to irregularly organised in the apical regions,
irregularly branched lower down. Lateral branches arising singly (occasionally in twos) just below a cross wall, with the new wall remaining steeply inclined to the parent cell; angle of ramification 25°–50°. Many cells (especially in the basal parts) producing a descending rhizoid from their basal poles.
Apical cells cylindrical with rounded tips, 65–95 μm in diameter, l/w ratio 5–12; ultimate branches 75–110 μm in diameter, l/w ratio 5–12; main axis up to 120 μm in diameter, l/w ratio 5–8.

Synonym (s)
Cladophora repens Harvey, 1849
Conferva repens J. Agardh 1842
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aegagropila coelothrix (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1845
(Homotypic synonym)
Aegagropila repens (J. Agardh) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva spongiosa Zanardini, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora modonensis Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora repens (J. Agardh) Harvey, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora bryopsoides Zanardini ex Frauenfeld, 1855
(Heterotypic synonym)
Siphonocladus modonensis (Kutzing) Bornet, 1889
(Heterotypic synonym)
Siphonocladus concrescens Reinbold, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis modonensis (Kutzing) Reinbold, 1905
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis concrescens (Reinbold) Wille, 1910
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis peruviana M. A. Howe, 1914
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis limicola Setchell, 1924
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora repens f. tenuis Bornet ex Hamel, 1929
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis fallax Schiffner, 1933
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora coelothrix Kutzing, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal



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
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Coppejans, E; Leliaert, F and Schils, T (2002) New records of marine benthic algae for the Mozambican coast collected at Inhaca Island South African Journal of Botany Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, South Africa 68 342-348 Available at -
  • 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
  • Schils, T and Eric, C (2003) Spatial variation in subtidal plant communities around the Socotra Archipelago and their biogeographic affinities within the Indian Ocean Marine Ecology Progress Series 251 103-114 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Eric, C; Frederik, L;, Heroen, V; de Olivier, C; Tom, S; de Thomas, V and Marie, D (2004) The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean) Journal of Natural History 38 2959-3020
  • 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 -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2010-07-15

Back to Search