Ceratodictyon spongiosum   Zanardini,  1878 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Rhodymeniales
Family:Lomentariaceae

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Description
Color: Dark greenish to purplish, yellowish brown

Thalli consistsof alga growing symbiotically with a sponge. The symbiont cylindrical, irregularly branched, forming large anastomosing masses, usually 10-20 cm high, 0.5-1 cm broad.


Synonym (s)
Ceratodictyon spongiosum Zanardini, 1878
Marchesettia spongioides Hauck, 1882

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.18) (Long: 72.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.25) (Long: 72.79) INDIA

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