Acetabularia calyculus   J.V. Lamouroux,  1816 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Dasycladales
Family:Polyphysaceae

Description
Size: 2-3 cm high

Plants clustered; stipe rigid, attached to substratum by a lobed, rhizomatous base; upper disc 4-10 mm in diameter, 30-36 gametangia forming disc; gametangia with slight depression in the middle.


Synonym (s)
Acetabularia suhrii Solms-Laubach, 1895
Acetabularia calyculus Lamouroux in Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.67) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8) (Long: 93.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Thirumullavaram INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA (Record: 1940-1950)
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• BAHRAIN
• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• KUWAIT
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SOUTH AFRICA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Presidency Coast INDIA

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