Cladophoropsis javanica [Status Unaccepted]   (Kutzing) P. C. Silva in Silva, Basson & Moe,  1996 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Color: Dark green

Thallus form and type: Spongy, filamentous and prostrate

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Upper mid littoral zone

Season: November-april

Plants form tufts of filaments, irregularly ramified , branches arise at short or long intervals, irregular or sub opposite, uniseriate, cross walls occur irregularly, the cells forming long or short utricles, filaments 94-160 μm broad, apex obtuse, thick, base of filaments with rhizoids and short tenacula by which attached to the substratum and to neighboring filaments.

Synonym (s)
Chaetomorpha grande P. Anand & Magon, 1941
Chaetomorpha peostrata P. Anand, 1938
Chaetomorpha prostata P. Anand, 1938
(Heterotypic synonym)
Rhizoclonium grande Silva, 1996
Aegagropila javanica Kutzing, 1847
Cladophora zollingeri (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1854
Aegagropila zollingeri (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1854
Cladophoropsis zollingeri (Kutzing) Bornet ex De Toni, 1889
Siphonocladus fasciculatus Kjellman, 1897
Rhizoclonium grande Borgesen, 1935
Chaetomorpha prostrata P. Anand, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Konkan Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 05/2006-07/2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Muthupet Lagoon (Lat: 10.76) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 05/2006-08/2006)
• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Thirumullavaram INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat, Nava Bandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath (Lat: 21.36) (Long: 72.23) INDIA

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