Dasya caraibica   Borgesen,  1919 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Color: Rose purple

Plants bushy, subpyramidal, to 20 cm tall. The filiform main axes soon naked below, with few primary but moderately numerous secondary divisions alternately and radially disposed. Axial segments about 400-500 µ long, becoming covered by rhizoidal cortication and about 1 mm diameter. Ramelli spirally disposed, borne on a conspicuous basal cell about 50 µ diameter, 60-70 µ long, lying between the pericentral cells of the supporting axis, 2-4 mm long, ocellate at the branch tips, distally dichotomously divided at narrow angles, the segments 24 µ diameter below, 200 µ or more in length, reduced to 8 µ diameter at the apices.

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• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thopputhurai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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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  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
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