Cladophora albida   (Nees) Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

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Description
Color: Thallus pale yellow-green to dark green.

Thallus filamentous, undulating, spongy; branching irregular to dichotomous below, unilateral above, at apex of parent cell; branches gracefully curving or sickle shaped. Filaments irregularly branched, cells of main axis 50-105 μm in diameter, 2-8 times as long as broad, short branches unilateral, straight or curved; cells of branches 30-75 μm in diameter, 2-8 times as long as broad; ultimate branches 30-70 μm in diameter. Rhizoids fine, short.


Synonym (s)
Conferva albida Hudson, 1778
(Heterotypic synonym)
Annulina albida Nees, 1820
(Homotypic synonym)
Conferva neesiorum C. Agardh, 1827
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora falcata Duby, 1828
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva scitula Suhr, 1831
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva hamosa Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora laetevirens var. adunca Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora neesiorum (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora tenuis Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora chlorothrix Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora ramellosa Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora spinulosa Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora torulosa Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva lepidula Montagne, 1846
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora comosa De Notaris, 1846
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva inops Zanardini, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva falcata Harvey, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora hamosa (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora pumila Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora curvula Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora scitula (Suhr) Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora gracillima Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora humilis Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora corymbifera Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora lepidula (Montagne) Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora curvula var. hystrix Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora curvula var. incurva Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora flexicaulis Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora glaucescens var. alba Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora gracillima var. conferta Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora refracta var. spinulifera Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora reticulata Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora subpectinata Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora magdalenae Harvey, 1851
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva arborescens Derbes & Solier, 1853
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora spinulifera (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1854
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora acutangula Zanardini ex Frauenfeld, 1855
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora gracillima Harvey, 1859
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora uncata Bertoloni, 1862
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva curvula (Kutzing) Crouan, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva curvula var. gracillima (Kutzing) Crouan, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora notarisii Ardissone & Stafforello, 1877
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora hamosa f. refracta Hauck, 1885
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora bertolonii var. hamosa (Kutzing) Ardissone, 1886
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora bertolonii var. corymbifera (Kutzing) Ardissone, 1886
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora albida var. refracta Thuret ex Collins, 1902
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora neesiorum var. humilis (Kutzing) Batters, 1902
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora neapolitana Schiffner, 1926
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora neapolitana f. elongata Schiffner, 1926
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora tenuissima Schiffner, 1931
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophoropsis pallida Baardseth, 1941
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora blidingiana Kylin, 1949
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora harveyi Womersley, 1956
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Thirumullavaram INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 06/2003-05/2004)
• INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam Coast (Lat: 8.9) (Long: 76.63) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Littler, DS; Littler, MM and Brooks, BL (1995) Marine algae and seagrasses from the Tobacco Range Fracture Zone, Belize, C.A Atoll Research Bulletin Smithsonian Institution Press 429 1-43 Available at - http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/handle/10088/2580

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