Halosphaeria cucullata   (Kohlm.) Kohlmeyer,  1972 (Marine Fungus)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Sordariomycetes

Ascomata 110-246 μm in diameter, solitary to gregarious, globose to subglobose, superficial to immersed, ostiolate, papillate, membranous, hyaline at first, becoming dark brown or black with age. Necks 60-100 × 30-34 μm, cylindrical, periphysate, dark at the lower part, hyaline at upper region. Catenophyses persistent. Asci 70-128 × 20-31 μm, eight-spored, clavate, thin-walled, unitunicate, deliquescing before or at maturity. Ascospores 25-32 × 8-10 μm, ellipsoidal, one-septate, hyaline. Appendages ca.15 × 2 μm, bipolar, composed of a single, coiled or folded filament, at first hamate, finally uncoiling in water to produce a long, fine filament.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 05/2005-05/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Borse, BD (1988) Frequency of occurrence of marine fungi from Maharashtra coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi 17 165-167 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
  • Vittal, BRP and Sarma, VV (2006) Diversity and ecology of fungi on mangroves of Bay and Bengal region - An overview Indian journal of marine sciences NISCAIR 35(4) 308-317 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/items-by-author?author=Vittal%2C+B.P.R.

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