Caulerpa fastigiata   Montagne,  1837 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae

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Description
Thallus form and type: Ramiform and creeping

Substratum: Intertidal stones buried in sand

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone

Season: September-December

Abundance: Moderate

Plants forming considerable mat-like colonies about 1.5-3.0 cm high, delicate, filamentous, very little differentiated; the rhizoidal branches etiolate, the stoloniferous ones wide-ranging, to 150-210 µ diameter, but hardly different in form from the more erect branches which are 90-120 µ diameter and fork dichotomously, irregularly or oppositely; no specialized branchlets present, those of the last order at first a little clavate but later quite like the erect axes which bear them, and often redividing. Assimilators simple or dichotomously branched sometimes with distichous branches, fastigiate.


Synonym (s)
Caulerpa fastigiata var. confervoides P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan ex Weber-van Bosse, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Konkan Coast INDIA
• Gujarat (Lat: 22.85) (Long: 71.5) INDIA
• Java INDONESIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• OMAN
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• TANZANIA
• YEMEN
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.24) (Long: 83.27) INDIA (Record: 03/2008-02/2009)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA

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