Lophocladia trichoclados   (C. Agardh) J. Agardh,  1890 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Plants to 7-10 cm tall, rosy, widely dichotomously branched, slender and soft. The upper portions villous with lax penicillate ramelli about 2 mm long, dichotomous, the angles acute, the cells 2-3 diameters long near the base of the cluster, 6-8 diameters long in the upper divisions. Stichidia single in each tuft, flexuous-distorted, acuminate, with 6-8 spirally placed tetraspores.

Synonym (s)
Griffithsia trichoclados C. Agardh, 1828
(Homotypic synonym)
Lophocladia trichoclados (C. Agardh) F. Schmitz, 1893

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 12/1958-05/1959) (Depth: 13-16 mts)

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
  • Algas Landive.es Available at - http://landive.es/atlas/algas.htm
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Varma, RP (1960) Flora of the pearl beds off Tuticorin Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 2 (2) 221-225 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1405/1/Prasanna_221-225.pdf
  • 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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