Codium isthmocladum   Vickers,  1905 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Codiaceae

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Description
Color: Light green

Plants erect, to 20 cm tall, bushy, dichotomously branched to 12 orders, rarely proliferous; branches terete, occasionally locally constricted, usually 2.5-8.0 mm diameter; peripheral utricles subcylindrical or more distinctively clavate to pyriform, 120-350(-475) µ diameter, 460-850 µ long, often constricted about one-third below the rounded or truncate apex. Terminal utricle wall usually incrassate, 4-110 µ thick. Hairs or scars few to several on each utricle, borne just below the apex. Gametangia 2-several on a fertile utricle, pedicellate, lance-ovoid to oblance-ovoid, frequently asymmetrical, (48-) 65-130 µ diameter, 180-280 µ long.


Synonym (s)
Codium pilgerii O. C. Schmidt, 1923
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

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
  • FloridaLiveRock.com Available at - http://www.gulf-view.com/
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • CalPhotos Available at - http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/

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