Wrangelia argus   (Montagne) Montagne,  1856 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Wrangeliaceae

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Description
Color: Purplish red-green often iridescent

Thalli 1 cm in height, turf-like colonies, very soft. Main axis percurrent, alternately and pinnately branched 0.45-6 mm diameter with internodes 2-3 diameters in length, the lower portions of the axis and the principal branches covered with a cortical layer formed by the rhizoidal filaments. Younger portions not corticated, the branchlet verticillate. The apices of the branches and the branchlets generally with two ramuli unequal in size.

Tetrasporangia terminally sessile borne on verticillate branches 60-80 ┬Ám diameter, tetrahedrally divided, spherical to ovoid, surrounded by slender, short celled involucral filament.


Synonym (s)
Griffithsia argus Montagne, 1841
(Homotypic synonym)
Callithamnion beauii P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• SEYCHELLES
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur Coast INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Alantalai-Manapad INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar-Nallatanni Tivu INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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