Spyridia fusiformis   Borgesen,  1937 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Spyridiaceae

Description
Height: Up to 5 cm

Color: Dirty brown

Plants bushy, closely branched at the tips; branches spindle shaped, tapering both towards the tip and the base; lateral branches arranged spirally(3/15 angle); branches photosynthetic and deciduous.

There is no record of sexual stage in this species.


Synonym (s)
Spyridia fusiformis Borgesen, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 12/1958-05/1959) (Depth: 14-20 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

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