Valonia ventricosa   J. Agardh,  1887 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Siphonocladales
Family:Valoniaceae

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Description
Color: Greenish, grey-green or green

Thalli vesicular, solitary or few together, not forming a compact mass. Vesicle coenocytic spherical to pyriform, to 27 mm diameter and 14-35 mm long, attached to substratum by several minute hapteral cells at the slightly contracted lower end. Scattered minute lenticular cells present in the inner surface of the vesicle wall, 145-195 ┬Ám diameter.


Synonym (s)
Valonia ventricosa J.Agardh, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Cora Divh (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 72.25) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Sesostris (Lat: 12.91) (Long: 72.08) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ambiye, V and Untawale, AG (1992) Deep water marine algal flora of the submerged banks off west coast of India Oceanography of the Indian Ocean Oxford and IBH, New Delhi 247-252 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2975
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Oceanwide Images Available at - http://www.oceanwideimages.com/
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Untawale, AG; Reddy, CRK and Ambiye, VD (1989) Marine algal flora of submerged Angria bank (Arabian sea) Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 207-209 Available at - NIO, Goa

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