Caulerpa scalpelliformis var. denticulata   (Decaisne) Weber-van Bosse  (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae

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Description
Thallus form and type: Ramiform and creeping

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: lower mid littoral zone, rock pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Moderate

Plants bright green in color, siphonous with rhizomes ad erect foliar assimilators; foliar branches up to 20 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, simple with forked or lobed margins, the upper ends of marginal lobes broadly rounded, slightly curved and denticulate. Grows commonly on calcareous rocks in tide pools and streams.

Synonym (s)
Caulerpa denticulata Decaisne, 1841
Caulerpa scalpelliformis var. denticulata (Decaisne) Weber-van Bosse, 1898
Caulerpa scalpelliformis f. denticulata (Decaisne) Svedelius, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• PAKISTAN
• SOUTH AFRICA
• SRI LANKA
• TANZANIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Rajapara 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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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