Dictyopteris Serrata   (Areschoug) Hoyt,  1920 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Thallus form and type: Leafy and blade type

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline substratia

Occurrence: Subtidal

Season: July-November

Abundance: Scanty

Plants light to dark brown in color, 22 cm tall, attached by rhizoidal holdfast, dichotomously branched; fronds 3-4 cm broad with prominent midrib, wings and lateral veins; lateral veins alternately arising from the midrib, margins with prominent regularly dentate teeth; paraphyses and antheridial sori scattered in the wngs; thallus 20 celled thick in midrib region and 4-5 cells thick at the margin.

Synonym (s)
Haliseris serrata Areschoug, 1847
Neurocarpus serratus (Areschoug) Kuntze, 1891

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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