Hydrolithon reinboldii   (Weber-van Bosse & Foslie) Foslie,  1909 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Pale with purplish tinge when dried

Thalli crustaceous, firmly adherent to substrata, soon becoming massive and developing rounded, densely crowded and anastomosing excrescences, often free and tending to form rounded balls or nodules, 5-10 cm diameter, hypothallium composed of single layer of vertically or anticlinally elongated cells, 15-25 µm long, 10-15 µm diameter, perithallium composed of many layers of irregularly rounded or angular cells 16-25 µm in diameter, epithallium composed of unilayer of flattened cells. Heterocyst prominent, but comparatively rare, ellipsoidal, about 37 µm long. Cell fusions between adjacent filaments quite common. Sporangia bisporic, bisporangia 60-80 µm long, growing on the entire floor of conceptacle, conceptacles uniporic, (170-) 230-280 µm diameter.

Synonym (s)
Goniolithon reinboldii (Weber-van Bosse & Foslie) Weber-van Bosse & Foslie in Foslie, 1904
Lithophyllum reinboldii Weber-van Bosse & Foslie in Foslie, 1901
Porolithon reinboldii (Weber-van Bosse & Foslie) Lemoine, 1911
(Homotypic synonym)
Spongites reinboldii (Weber-van Bosse & Foslie, 1988)
Hydrolithon reinboldii (Weber-van Bosse & Foslie) Foslie, 1909

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA (Record: 09/02/1982)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
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