Dictyopteris acrostichoides   (J. Agardh) Bornet,  1885 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Size: Height 15-18 cm.

Color: Dark brown

Thallus form and type: Frondose and ribbon type

Substratum: Inter tidal rocks, gravel, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone

Season: November-April

Abundance: Scanty

Basal portion discoidal. Upper portion, branched dichotomously. Branches more or less membranous 0.7-1 cm in breadth, margins even and entire, rarely split, apices more or less round. Thallus many-layered in the midrib region, two layered in the wings. Cells of the midrib and the wings quadrate to rectangular, smaller and more or less thick-walled in the midrib layers than those of the wings.

Hairs and reproductive organs forming a narrow belt on both sides of the midrib, being about 1 mm in breadth.

Synonym (s)
Haliseris acrostichoides J. Agardh, 1882
Haliseris acrostichoides J. Agardh, 1880-81

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.97) (Long: 72.8) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Colaba (Lat: 18.42) (Long: 73.17) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

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