Dasya ocellata   (Grateloup) Harvey,  1833 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Reddish purple

Plants bushy, about 2 cm tall, little to densely branched. Sometimes more elongate and sparingly alternately branched and then to 6-7 cm tall. Axes becoming heavily corticated, the segments 1.5 diameters long below, near the tips 0.5-1.0 diameter; ramelli irregularly disposed over the cortex, fasciculate, dichotomously branched, 2-4 mm long, 15 µ diameter, toward their tips attenuate and very soft, the cells about 2 diameters long below, 6 diameters long toward the tips. Stichidia on 1-2 celled stalks on the lower divisions of the ramelli, conical, or when old, becoming linear-lanceolate and 7-10 diameters long, the tips often sterile and acute; pericarps sessile on short branchlets, ovate-globose, the tip not produced.

Synonym (s)
Ceramium ocellatum Grateloup, 1806
(Homotypic synonym)
Hutchinsia ocellata (Grateloup) C. Agardh, 1824
(Homotypic synonym)
Dasya simpliuscula C. Agardh, 1828
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat 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
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • Jadiye, SU and Rao, PSN (2007) A new species of Dasya (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales) from the Dapoli coast of Maharashtra, India Feddes Repertorium John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 118(1-2) 60–64 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fedr.200611127
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • 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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