Caulerpa veravalensis   Thivy & V.D.Chauhan,  1963 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

Color: Dark green in color.

Thallus form ad type: Ramiform and creeping

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, common in tide pools

Season: November-April

Grows as dense mats on stones covered with fine sand, coenocytic creeping runner with rhizomes and long erect assimilators, assimilators simple or branched; assimilators up to 22 cm tall, 7-15 mm broad, compressed, pinnately divided with flat and broad midrib and ramuli; ramuli flat, opposite or alternate, ascending, not curved, 1-1.5 mm wide, 5-7 mm long with round apices, tips of ramuli rarely bifurcate. it is quite common in tide pools.

Synonym (s)
Caulerpa veravalensis Thivy & Chauhan, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Veraval (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari Coast (Lat: 8.06) (Long: 77.83) INDIA (Record: 09/1998-05/1999)
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 12/2004-01/2005)

Literature Source(s)
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