Acrochaetium robustum   Borgesen,  1915 (Algae)
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Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Purple red

Thalli bushy; up to 2 mm or more high, cells 9-10.5 µm broad, 21-33 µm long, larger below, smaller above, 2-3 times as long as broad below, up to as much as 4-6 times longer than the breadth near the summit; basal cell sub cylindrical-oblong, conspicuously constricted in the middle, the lowermost part is embedded in the tissue of the host, about 12-15 11 µm broad, 15-28 µm long. Erect filaments solitary, sometimes two, from the same basal cell, irregularly, laterally branched, with a greater tendency to unilaterality. Cells sub-cylindrical; apical cells are rounded. Monosporangia ellipsoidal, lateral or terminal.

Epiphytic on other algae.

Synonym (s)
Audouinella pacifica (Kylin) Garbary, 1979
Audouinella sargassicola (Borgesen) Garbary, 1987
(Heterotypic synonym)
Colaconema pacificum (Kylin) Woelkerling, 1971
Kylinia sargassicola (Borgesen) Untawale, Dhargalkar & Agadi, 1983
(Heterotypic synonym)
Acrochaetium robustum Borgesen, 1915
Acrochaetium sargassicola Borgesen, 1932
(Heterotypic synonym)
Chantransia robusta (Borgesen) De Toni, 1924
(Homotypic synonym)
Rhodochorton robustum (Borgesen) K. M. Drew, 1928
(Homotypic synonym)
Audouinella robusta (Borgesen) Garbary, 1979
(Homotypic synonym)
Kylinia robusta (Borgesen) Desikachary, M. Balakrishnan & V. Krishnamurthy, 1990
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Basson, PW (1979) Marine algae of the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia Botanica Marina 22 65-82 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Flora Ngiana Available at -
  • Rao, MU (2006) Key to the identification of Indian red seaweeds Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario, volume 1. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 46-140 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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