Cladophora sericea   (Hudson) Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

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Description
Size: Main axes 50-70 µm diameter, cells 4-8x longer than wide containing reticulated choloroplasts.

Color: Pale green to grass green

Plants bushy or spreading, not tufted. Filaments slightly to profusely branched; plants usually in soft to stiff clumps, often floating; The main axis branches dichotomously and has lateral branches that are shorter, narrower (20 - 40 µm diameter) and arranged alternately, opposite or on one side. Lateral branches near the tip often have shorter branches between longer branches. Attachment is by rhizoids from basal poles of mid to lower cells, or by cluster of basal rhizoids.


Synonym (s)
Conferva sericea Hudson, 1762
(Homotypic synonym)
Chloronitum sericeum (Hudson) Gallion, 1928
(Homotypic synonym)
Conferva crystallina Roth, 1797
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium sericeum de Lamarck & De Candolle, 1805
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva rupestris var. flexuosa Lyngbye, 1819
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva sericea var. marina Lyngbye, 1819
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva rudolphiana C. Agardh, 1827
(Heterotypic synonym)
Rothella flexuosa (Muller) Gallion, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva nitida Kutzing, 1836
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva glaucescens Griffiths ex Harvey, 1841
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora crystallina (Roth) Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora rudolphiana (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora nitida Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora thoreana Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora ovoidea Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora froelichiana Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora nitidissima Meneghini, 1844
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora hirta Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aegagropila rudolphiana (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora plumosa Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora subulifera var. divaricata Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva froelichii Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva nitida (Kutzing) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva veneta Zanardini, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora glaucescens (A. W. Griffiths ex Harvey) Harvey, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora viridula Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora divaricata var. hamulifera Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora longicoma Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora pectinicornis Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva sandrii Zanardini ex Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora sericea var. flaccida Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora sirocladia Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora sirocladia var. gracilis Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora balliana Harvey, 1851
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora patens var. prolifera Kutzing, 1853
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva hirta (Kutzing) Crouan, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva pectinicornis (Kutzing) Crouan, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora hirta var. borealis Foslie, 1884
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora mediterranea Hauck, 1885
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora rudolphiana f. eramosa N. L. Gardner, 1918
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora rudolphiana f. elongata Schiffner, 1926
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora rhadina Setchell, 1926
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora gracilis var. harveyana Sjostedt, 1927
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora utriculosa f. pectinicornis (Kutzing) Hamel, 1929
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora lagunarum Schiffner, 1938
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora crystalina var. patula Schniffer, 1938
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cladophora penicillata var. elongata Schiffner, 1938
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

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/

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