Enteromorpha flexuosa flexuosa   Bliding  (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Ulvales
Family:Ulvaceae

Description
Size: Upto 15 cm long, 0.5-1.0 cm wide

Color: Yellowish green

Plants attached to rocks by small, round basal disc, simple or branched; stalk tubular, blade expand above the stalk, inflated and flexuous, cells in surface view polygonal, 10-23.31 μm long, 10-16.65 μm broad, arranged in linear series, irregular in upper flexuous part, in section thallus 26.6 μm thick, cells rectangular 20 μm long, 13.3-15 μm wide, cuticle 3.3 μm thick.


Synonym (s)
Conferva flexuosa Roth, 1800
Enteromorpha intestinalis f. tubulosa (Kutzing) V. Chapman, 1937
Enteromorpha intestinalis var. tubulosa Kutzing, 1845
Enteromorpha prolifera var. tubulosa (Kutzing) Batters, 1902
Enteromorpha tubulosa (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1856
Ulva flexuosa Wulfen, 1803
Enteromorpha flexuosa (Wulfen) J. Agardh, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Thirumullavaram INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• BAHRAIN
• INDIA
• Java INDONESIA
• KUWAIT
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MAURITIUS
• PAKISTAN
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SOUTH AFRICA
• TANZANIA
• YEMEN
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Sulekha, S and Panikkar, MVN (2006) Marine green algal flora of Kollam Coast, Kerala, South India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association and Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute 28(1) 5-21 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 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

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