Ectocarpus siliculosus   (Dillwyn) Lyngbye,  1819 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Ectocarpales
Family:Ectocarpales

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Description
Size: Up to 50 cm tall

Color: Brown

Brown color results from the dominance of the xanthophyll fucoxanthin; this masks the other pigments, Chlorophyll a and c (no chlorophyll b), beta-carotene and other xanthophylls.

Alternation of haploid and dioploid generations; The haploid thalli form isogamous, anisogamous or oogamous gametes and the diploid thalli form zoospores by meiosis.


Synonym (s)
Conferva siliculosa Dillwyn, 1809
(Homotypic synonym)
Ceramium siliculosum (Dillwyn) C. Agardh, 1811
(Homotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides f. siliculosus (Dillwyn) Kjellman, 1872
(Homotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides var. siliculosus (Dillwyn) Farlow, 1881
(Homotypic synonym)
Ceramium confervoides Roth, 1797
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium densum Roth, 1800
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium confervoides var. ferrugineum Roth, 1806
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium siliculosum var. atrovirens C. Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium siliculosum var. ferrugineum (Roth) C. Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ceramium siliculosum var. nebulosum C. Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. penicillatus C. Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. atrovirens (C. Agardh) C. Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. caespitosus C. Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. ferrugineus (Roth) C. Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. nebulosus (C. Agardh) C. Agardh, 1824
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides Le Jolis, 1863
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus hiemalis P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides f. arctus (Kutzing) Kjellman, 1872
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides f. penicillatus (C. Agardh) Kjellman, 1872
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides f. spalatinus (Kutzing) Kjellman, 1872
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus penicillatus (C. Agardh) Kjellman, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus f. nebulosa (C. Agardh) Kjellman, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus hiemalis f. spalatinus (Kutzing) Kjellman, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. hiemalis (P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan) Foslie, 1891
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus hansteeni Foslie, 1894
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides f. irregularis F. S. Collins, 1906
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus confervoides var. arctus (Kutzing) Lily Newton, 1931
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus siliculosus f. fluviatilis (Kutzing) Kuylenstierna, 1990
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Srivastava, MN and Mehrotra, BN (1990) Algal status of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa

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