Vaucheria piloboloides   Thuret,  1854 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Xanthophyceae

Filaments sparingly branched, 40-60(-80) µ diameter; aplanosporangia sometimes formed at the ends of branches, 80µ diameter, 250 µ long; monoecious, the antheridia usually terminal on short branches, separated from the filament by empty cells, 30-45 µ diameter, 150-200 µ long; cylindrical to spindle-shaped with a terminal and 1-2 lateral conical projections which become discharge pores. Oogonia terminal on short branchlets near the antheridia, clavate, distally hemispherical, 140-210 µ diameter, 320-500 µ long. Oospores lenticular, 105-145 µ diameter, 75-110 µ thick with a somewhat incrassate membrane, attached at the distal end of the oogonia.

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Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal



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 -
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

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