Trichosolen mucronatus   (Borgesen) W.R. Taylor,  1962 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

Thallus form and type: Tubular branched

Substratum: Rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone and on floating structures in the sea

Season: November-April

Abundance: Rare

Plants yellowish green in color, siphonous, erect, branched thallus, 5-10 cm tall. central axis terete, densely covered with cylindrical pinnae from all sides; pinnae simple, 106-250 micrometer diameter, 2-3 mm long and loosely arranged on the axis; gametangia oblong with mucronate tips. Fronds are of transparent, glossy and shining and completely coenocytic without septa

Synonym (s)
Pseudobryopsis mucronata Borgesen, 1930
Trichosolen mucronatus (Borgesen) W. R. Taylor, 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur 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 -
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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