Struveopsis covalamensis   (Iyengar) P. C. Silva,  1996 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Siphonocladales
Family:Siphonocladaceae

Description
Size: Upto 1 cm high

Plants cordate, clustered, attached to substratum by means of hapteroid base and rhizoidal branches, stipe 3-6 mm long, diameter 126-157 μm at base, 250-285 μm in upper region, uniseriate, branches opposite, pinnately arranged on either side of main axis, all branches in one plane, cells of main axis 150-225 μm wide, upto 385 μm or more long, cells of branches 100-200 μm diameter, cells of rhizome small.


Synonym (s)
Pseudostruvea covalamensis Iyengar, 1981
(Homotypic 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
• Tamil Nadu , Kovalam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sulekha, S and Panikkar, MVN (2006) Marine green algal flora of Kollam Coast, Kerala, South India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association and Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute 28(1) 5-21 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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