Caulerpa nummularia   Harvey ex J. Agardh,  1873 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

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Color: Light green

Thalli very fine and glabrous stolon, giving off erect foliar branches above and rhizoid-bearing branches below. Erect foliar branches simple or forked, bearing one to several peltate branchlets having an entire margin: some peltate discs bearing at the margin one or two stalked peltate discs, the latter usually giving to another. The discs vary between 4-5 mm diameter.

Synonym (s)
Caulerpa peltata var. nummularia (Harvey ex J. Agardh) Weber-van Bosse, 1898
Caulerpa racemosa Silva, 1996
Caulerpa racemosa var. nummularia (Harvey ex J. Agardh) D. Dixit, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Colaba (Lat: 18.92) (Long: 72.82) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jassund, E (1977) Marine algae in Tanzania VIII Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 20 509-520 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eric, C; Frederik, L;, Heroen, V; de Olivier, C; Tom, S; de Thomas, V and Marie, D (2004) The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean) Journal of Natural History 38 2959-3020
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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