Dilophus fasciola [Status Unaccepted]   (Roth) M.A. Howe  1914 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ochrophyta incertae sedis

Image copyrights: Granada Submarina

Size: Height 10-15 cm.

Color: Brownish, olive-green

Basal portion stoloniferous, creeping on the surface of the substratum, giving rise to dichotomously branched upper portion. Branches elongated, sometimes spirally twisted, distantly situated, broader at the base, becoming narrower upwards, apices narrow, acute, margins of the branches entire or more or less dentate. Thallus in the upper portion, composed of superficial layers enclosing a single layer of cells. In the lower portion it is built up of superficial layers enclosing two or more layered middle tissue. Cells of the superficial layers thick-walled, isodiameteric, 17-31 µ long and 16-29 µ broad; richly provided with chromatophores. Cells of the middle layers large, more or less regularly arranged in the thicker portions of the thallus, cells 32-128 µ long and 32-103 µ broad, poor in contents.

Reproductive bodies scattered on the surface of the branches. Antheridia forming sori, numerous each cylindrical, 45-55 µ long and 8-10 µ broad. Oogonia also in sori, clavate in form and 90-95 µ long and 20-24 µ broad. Hairs occurring among oogonia. Tetrasporangia, usually solitary, sometimes occurring in groups of 2-3, oval in shape, containing several spores formed by parallel and longitudinal divisions.

Synonym (s)
Fucus fasciola Roth, 1797-1806
Dictyota fasciola Lamouroux, 1809b
Dictyota affinis Kutzing, 1859
Dictyota striolata Kutzing, 1859
Dictyota verrucosa Suhr., Kutzing, 1859
Dictyota repens J. Agardh, 1842
Dilophus repens J. Agardh, 1880-81

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Red Sea
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Honavar INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, Bhatkal INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2005-2006)
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mishra, JN (1966) Phaeophyceae in India ICAR 203 pp 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
  • Divekar, RB; Kerkar, V (2008) Present status of seaweed diversity at Anjuna and Vagatore (Goa) Available at - Library Goa University, Goa
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Granadasubmarina Available at - http://www.granadasubmarina.org/
  • Untawale, AG; Reddy, CRK and Deshmukhe, GV (1989) Ecology of intertidal benthic algae of northern Karnataka coast Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 73-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kaladharan, P; Zacharia, PU and Vijayakumaran, K (2011) Coastal and marine floral biodiversity along the Karnataka coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 53 (1) 121 - 129 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8710/1/121--129--P._Kaladharan.pdf
  • Kaladharan, P; Zacharia, PU and Vijayakumaran, K (2011) Coastal and Marine floral biodiversity along the Karnataka coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India 53(1) 121-129 Available at - NIO,Goa

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