Codium geppiorum   O. Schmidt,  1923 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

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Size: Thallus 7.4 cm high

Color: Dark green

Thallus form and type: Spongy and procumbent

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, calcareous stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, shallow rock pools

Season: November-April

Thallus creeping, procumbent, sub-dichotomously branched, branches terete, finger-like overlapping, 4-9 mm thick, sub-cylindrical, flattened at dichotomies, 1.2 cm broad fronds arising from a spongy basal disc, utricles sub cylindrical or clavate, 60-225 µm diameter, 600-1275 µm long, tapering towards the base, apex truncate to slightly round, wall 1.5 mm thick, at apices walls slightly thickened, 2-3 µm thick, hairs and scars present, medullary filaments 15-30 µm thick, gametangia lanceolate or sub cylindrical, 45-75 µm diameter, 210-315 µm long, 1-3 per utricle born on a pedicel, 3.3-5 µm long.

Synonym (s)
Codium divaricatum A. Gepp & E. Gepp, 1911
(nom. illeg. )
Codium taitense Setchell, 1926
Codium vermilara Grunow, 1867
(Misapplied name)
Codium divaricatum A. Gepp & E. Gepp, 1911
Codium bulbopilum Setchell, 1924
Codium geppiorum O. Schmidt, 1923

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA (Record: 28/12/2000)
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Samiani Island INDIA

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