Anadyomene stellata   (Wulfen) C. Agardh,  1822 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Anadyomenaceae

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Description
Plants erect, often crowded, the blades rounded and crisped, often a little concrescent, to 2.5-10.0 cm tall and broad. The fan-like ribs barely visible to the unaided eye, to 0.25-0.33 mm diameter, the ultimate interstices finally filled by cells in lateral series along the ultimate veinlets. Thallus densely packed tufts or erect ruffled clumps; bright yellow-green; blades crisp; veins faintly visible, in fan shaped patterns, margin lobed or undulating, rhizoids loosely entangled. Veins radiating peripherally from the base; cells between veins parallel; margin cells small, oval, rhizoids from basal extentions of corticating siphons, attach directly to substratum or intertwined to form multiple stipes.


Synonym (s)
Ulva stellata Wulfen in Jacquin, 1787
Anadyomene stellata (Wulfen) C. Agardh, 1823
Anadyomene flabellata Lamouroux, 1812
Ulva stellata Wulfen, 1787
Anadyomene cutleriae Gray, 1866
Anadyomene stellata var. floridana Gray, 1866
Anadyomene stellata var. luxurians De Toni, 1889
Anadyomene brownii Schroeder, 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea reef INDIA (Record: 1940-1950)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MOZAMBIQUE
• SRI LANKA
• TANZANIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Valinokkam-Kilakarai Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam-Kilakarai INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad-Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 03/1990)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pullivasal Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Cora Divh (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 72.25) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Sesostris (Lat: 12.91) (Long: 72.08) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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