Herposiphonia tenella [Status Unaccepted]   (C.Agardh) Ambronn,  1880 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Color: Purplish

Plants small, closely attached to the substratum, usually forming close mats. Branching of the main axes irregularly alternate, infrequent, the apices slightly upcurved, the older portions straight; axes 100-150 µ diameter, with either an erect branchlet or an indefinite branch or a rudiment of one, from each node, 1-3 branchlets alternating with each indefinite branch; branchlets with as many as 35-45 segments and 5-7 mm tall, 65-90 µ diameter with 12-14 pericentral cells. Tetrasporangia to 60 µ diameter in series of 15-20 to each branchlet.


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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
  • 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
  • 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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