Caulerpa racemosa var. corynephora   (Montagne) Weber-van Bosse,  1898 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

Thallus form and type: Ramiform and creeping

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, common in water streams

Season: November-April

Abundance: moderate

plants dark green in color, occurring in patches, coenocytic, 8-10 cm tal with prostrate rhizomes and erect assimilators; assimilators with radially arranged clavate and compressed ramuli.

Synonym (s)
Caulerpa corynephora Montagne, 1842
Caulerpa racemosa var. corynephora (Montagne) Weber-van Bosse, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai INDIA (Record: 00/12/2003)
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • James, JE (2008) Studies on the effects of tsunami on the algal vegetation at Idinthakarai coast, southeast Tamilnadu Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007. Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 30 35-37 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • 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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