Lomentaria articulata   (Hudson) Lyngbye,  1819 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Size: 200 mm (usually much shorter)

Color: Crimson to brownish red fronds

Soft, cylindrical, much branched, axes constricted into bead-like portions, ramuli at nodes, often whorled. Base of creeping rhizoidal filaments.

Synonym (s)
Ulva articulata Hudson, 1762
(Homotypic synonym)
Lomentaria articulata (Hudson) Lyngbye, 1819
Fucus articulatus (Hudson) Lightfoot, 1777
(Homotypic synonym)
Sphaerococcus articulatus (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1797
(Homotypic synonym)
Gigartina articulata (Hudson) Lamouroux, 1813
(Homotypic synonym)
Chondria articulata (Hudson) C. Agardh, 1817
(Homotypic synonym)
Gastridium articulatum (Turner) Greville, 1830
(Homotypic synonym)
Chylocladia articulata (Hudson) Greville, 1833
(Homotypic synonym)
Gastrophycus articulatus (Hudson) Link, 1833
(Homotypic synonym)
Chrysymenia acicularis J. Agardh, 1842
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lomentaria acicularis (J. Agardh) Falkenberg, 1879
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli River (Lat: 21.91) (Long: 88.08) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • The age of aquariums Available at - http://www.aquahobby.com/

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