Cheilosporum spectabile [Status Unaccepted]   Harvey ex Grunow,  1874 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Corallinales
Family:Corallinaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Bushy and calcified

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coraliine stones

Occurrence: Tide pools

Season: November-April

Plants pink to red in color, up to 6 cm tall, delicate, erect and articulated, regularly dichotomously branched; intergenicua multizonal, markedly flattened with prominent midrib and wings on both sides; conceptacles solitary or in pairs, confirned to the acute tips of the wings.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Human & animal feed stuff)

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Kerala, Chowara Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudumadam Coast (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 07/2007, 08/2007)
• INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA
• Goa, Vagator INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast (Lat: 8.10) (Long: 77.57) INDIA (Record: 09/1995-11/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchchendur (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 78.13) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Honavar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Bhatkal INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

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