Chondrophycus papillosus [Status Unaccepted]   (C. Agardh) Garbary & Harper,  1998 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Color: Thallus purple-green to olive-brown.

Thallus gregarious or solitary, cartilaginous. Branching alternate or irregular, branches proximally 1-2 mm diameter, distally densely covered with perpendicularly arranged branchlets. Branchlets short, crowded, knobby, club-like; apices tufted with inconspicuous fine filaments forming in terminal depression. Medullary cells 100-150 μm in diameter, tetrasporangia tetrahedrally divided, tetrasporangial clusters near apical depressions.


Synonym (s)
Laurencia tenerrima J. J. Cremades, 1990
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Clerk, OD; Coppejans, E; Schils,T; Verbruggen, H; Leliaert, F; Vriese, DT and Marie, D (2004) The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean) Journal of Natural History Taylor and Francis 38 3021-3057 Available at - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Bolton, JJ; Oyieke, HA and Gwada, P (2007) The seaweeds of Kenya: Checklist, history of seaweed study, coastal environment, and analysis of seaweed diversity and biogeography South African Journal of Botany 73 76-88 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Schils, T and Eric, C (2003) Spatial variation in subtidal plant communities around the Socotra Archipelago and their biogeographic affinities within the Indian Ocean Marine Ecology Progress Series 251 103-114 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Bocas del Toro: Species database Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bocas_database/search/

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