Aniptodera mangrovei   K. D. Hyde,  1986 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order:Microascales
Family:Halosphaeriaceae

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Description
Color: Ascomata light brown to black.

Ascomata 245-325 µm high x 260-345 µm diameter, globose to subglobose, solitary or gregarious, immersed, papillate, ostiolate and membranous. Catenophyses present.
Asci 110-142 x 34-60 µm, 8-spored, unitunicate, thin walled, clavate, short pedunculate with an apical apparatus (composed of a ring and plug), deliquescing before or at ascospore maturity, developing at the base of the ascocarp.
Ascospores 36-42 x 10.5-13 µm, ellipsoidal to fusiform, uniseptate, sometimes constricted at the septum, hyaline and appendaged, ascospore appendages 5 - (18) - 30 µm in depth (prior to uncoiling), bipolar, appressed closely to one side of the spore and composed of a simple filament which is tightly coiled and appears hamate. The appendages on coming in contact with water uncoil to become a long thread still attached at the polar region.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Edakkad INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Kavvai Backwater INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Valapattanam Mangrove Forest INDIA (Record: 08/2005-12/2006)
• Kerala, Kavvai-Kunhimangalam Backwater (Lat: 11.99) (Long: 75.11) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Kerala, Kavvai-Kunhimangalam Backwater (Lat: 12.07) (Long: 75.26) INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Kerala, Valapattanam INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Kerala, Kumbla INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Talapady INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Mulki INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Kundapura INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Karnataka, Gangavali INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Goa, Panaji INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA (Record: 02/2001-05/2001)
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Delta INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)
• Kerala, North Malabar INDIA (Record: 06/2006-03/2007)
• Karnataka, Udyavara Mangrove INDIA (Record: 10/1999, 03/2000)
• 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sarma, VV (1999) Marine lignicolous fungi. A database on taxonomy NIO, Goa Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/fungi/index.htm
  • 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
  • Maria, GL and Sridhar, KR (2002) Richness and diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of mangroves along the west coast of India Current Science Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Sciences 83(12) 1573-1580 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/dec252002/1573.pdf
  • 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 and Raveendran, K (2008) A checklist of marine fungi from Kerala state, India American-Eurasian Journal of Botany IDOSI Publications 1(3) 73-77 Available at - www.idosi.org/aejb/1(3)08/2.pdf
  • 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
  • Maria, GL; and Sridhar, KR (2003) Diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of five mangrove plant species from the southwest coast of India Fungal Diversity Fungal Diversity Press 14 109-126 Available at - www.fungaldiversity.org/fdp/sfdp/14-9.pdf
  • 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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