Aigialus mangrovei   Borse  (Marine Fungus)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order:Pleosporales
Family:Pleosporales incertae sedis

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Description
Ascomata 600-750 µm high, 590-880 µm diameter, subglobose in frontal view, ostiolate, black, carbonaceous to coriaceous, completely immersed in a stroma, gregarious.
Asci 300-375 x 21-27 µm, 8-spored, cylindrical, pedunculate, fissitunicate, thick-walled, with a refractive apical plate in the ectoascus and a refractive apical ring in the endoascus.
Ascospores 38-52 x 13-17 µm ellipsoidal to broadly fusiform, muriform with 6-7 transverse septa and 1-2 longitudinal septa in all except the end cells, slightly constricted at the septa, yellow brown except the hyaline apical cells.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kavvai Backwater INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Valapattanam Mangrove Forest INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Kadalundi Estuary (Lat: 11.07) (Long: 75.81) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Kerala, Kadalundi Estuary (Lat: 11.14) (Long: 75.9) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala, North Malabar INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta (Lat: 16.23) (Long: 82.23) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta (Lat: 16.75) (Long: 82.33) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta (Lat: 15.83) (Long: 80.75) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta (Lat: 15.91) (Long: 80.83) INDIA (Record: 08/1993-11/1995)
• Karnataka, Nethravathi Mangrove (Lat: 12.83) (Long: 74.83) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2008) Marine and manglicolous fungal diversity in the coastal wetlands of Kerala Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 30 107-111 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • The Taxonomicon Available at - www.taxonomy.nl/taxonomicon
  • Nambiar, GR and Raveendran, K (2009) Frequency and abundance of marine mycoflora in mangrove ecosystem of north Malabar, Kerala (India) Academic Journal of Plant Sciences IDOSI Publications 2(2) 65-68 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/ajps/2(2)09/2.pdf
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/fungi/index.htm
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Vittal, BRP and Sarma, VV (2006) Diversity and ecology of fungi on mangroves of Bay and Bengal region - An overview Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 35(4) 308-317 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/items-by-author?author=Vittal%2C+B.P.R.
  • Nambiar, GR; Raveendran, K and Jaleel, CA (2009) Marine mycoflora of south India with special emphasis on lignicolous marine fungi Frontiers of Biology in China Springer 4(4) 436-441 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11515-009-0048-z
  • Sarma, VV and Vittal, BPR (2000) Biodiversity of mangrove fungi on different substrata of Rhizophora apiculata and Avicennia spp. from Godavari and Krishna deltas, east coast of India Fungal Diversity Fungal Diversity Press 5 23-41 Available at - www.fungaldiversity.org/fdp/sfdp/FD_5_23-41.pdf
  • Sridhar, KR and Maria, GL (2006) Fungal diversity on mangrove woody litter Rhizophora mucronata (Rhizophoraceae) Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 35(4) 318-325 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/1531/1/IJMS%2035%284%29%20318-325.pdf
  • Sarma, VV; Hyde, KD and Vittal, BPR (2001) Frequency of occurrence of mangrove fungi from the east coast of India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers 455 41-53 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/n31v687x50x22l77/fulltext.pdf

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