Caulerpa racemosa var. macrophysa [Status Unaccepted]   (Sonder ex Kutzing) W. R. Taylor,  1928 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bryopsidophyceae

Thallus form and type: Ramiform and creeping

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, common in tidal pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Moderate

Plants dark green in color with creeping stolons with short erect assimilators and rhizoids; assimilators 3-5 cm tall, irregularly branched; branchlets arising at 2-4 mm intervals, obconical with broad ends, hemispherical to convex, 3-5 mm in diameter.

Synonym (s)
Chauvinia macrophysa Sonder ex Kutzing, 1857
(Homotypic synonym)
Caulerpa macrophysa (Sonder ex Kutzing) G. Murray, 1887
(Homotypic synonym)
Caulerpa racemosa var. [clavifera] f. macrophysa (Sonder ex Kutzing) Weber-van Bosse, 1898
(Homotypic synonym)
Caulerpa clavifera f. macrophysa (Sonder ex Kutzing) Svedelius, 1906
(Homotypic synonym)
Caulerpa racemosa f. macrophysa (Sonder ex Kutzing) Svedelius, 1906
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 162-176 Available at -
  • Chennubhotla, VSK; Najmuddin, M; Ramalingam, JR and Kaliaperumal, N (1990) Biochemical composition of some marine algae from Mandapam coast, Tamil Nadu National symposium on research and development in marine fisheries, CMFRI Bulletin CMFRI 44(2) 442-446 Available at -
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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