Caulerpa scalpelliformis var. scal f. dwarkensis   Borgesen  (Algae)
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Class: Bryopsidophyceae

Thallus form and type: Rhizomatous with flat assimilators

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, tide in pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Scanty

Plants are pale to dark green in color, siphanaceous, coenocytic with rhizomes and long erect foliar assimilators, simple or branched assimilators; assimilators 20 cm long, up to 2 cm broad with marginal lobes; lobes mostly straight. This alga also grows abundantly in tide pools on sheltered rocks.

Synonym (s)
Caulerpa scalpelliformis var. scalpelliformis f. dwarkensis Borgesen, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) 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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