Rhizoclonium riparium   (Roth) Kutzing ex Harvey,  1849 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

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Size: Cells 10-20 μm long and 3-7 μm broad

Color: Pale green from Chlorophyll a and b.

Thallus mat forming, growing on moist soil, also free floating, unbranched. It is a photosynthetic species.

Asexual reproduction may be by fission (splitting), 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)
Conferva riparia Roth, 1806
(Homotypic synonym)
Tiresias riparia (Roth) Areschoug, 1851
(Homotypic synonym)
Conferva implexa Dillwyn, 1809
Lola implexa (Dillwyn) G. Hamel, 1913
Rhizoclonium implexum (Dillwyn) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Rhizoclonium kerneri Stockmayer, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)
Rhizoclonium kochianum Kutzing, 1845
Rhizoclonium riparium (Roth) Harvey, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)
• West Bengal, Sunderban Mangroves (Lat: 21.51) (Long: 88.08) INDIA (Record: 04/2006-11/2006)
• West Bengal, Sunderban Mangroves (Lat: 22.66) (Long: 89.1) INDIA (Record: 04/2006-11/2006)

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Velankar, DA and Chaugule, BB (2007) Algae of the saltpans of Nalasopara, Mumbai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 273-278 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
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