Cladophora fracta   (O. F. Muller ex Vahl) Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

Description
Color: Dull green

Plants bushy, rather stiff, with scattered spreading, irregular branches. Lower axes 60-90 µ diameter, the thick walled cells 15-20 diameters long; above the branchlets often recurved, to 35 µ diameter, cell length 3-6 times breadth.


Synonym (s)
Conferva fracta O. F. Muller ex Vahl, 1787
(Homotypic synonym)
Rothella fracta (Muller ex Vahl) Gallion, 1833
(Homotypic synonym)
Conferva funiformis Roth, 1797
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva crispata var. longissima Roth, 1806
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva fracta var. prolifera Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva patens var. prolifera (Agardh) Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva patens Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva sericea var. elongata Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva fracta var. patens (Agardh) Kutzing, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva crispata var. subterrestris Kutzing, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aegagropila agardhii Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora vitrea Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. prolifera (Agardh) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora funiformis (Roth) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora patens (Agardh) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. terrestris Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora crispata var. vitrea (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. horrida Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. subsimplex Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora rigidula Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora sudetica Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora viadrina Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva crispata var. vitrea (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva rigidula (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva sudetica (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva viadrina (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. genuina f. prolifera (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora crispata var. thermalis Brugger ex Wartmann & Schenk, 1863
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. normalis Rabenhorst, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. patens (Agardh) Rabenhorst, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta f. horrida (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora canalicularis var. squarrulosa (Grunow ex Rabenhorst) Rabenhorst, 1868
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. viadrina (Kutzing) Kirchner, 1878
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta var. flexuosa Holmes ex Batters, 1902
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora fracta f. submarina Schiffner, 1931
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 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/
  • 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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