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Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.42'; E 69° 3.56' Samiani Island: N 22° 29.30'; E 69° 05.20'

Codium geppiorum O. Schmidt

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.42'; E 69° 3.56' Samiani Island: N 22° 29.30'; E 69° 05.20'

Codium geppiorum O. Schmidt

Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description

Spongy and procumbent

Intertidal rocks, calcareous stones

Lower mid littoral zone, shallow rock pools

November-April

Scanty

Plants dark green in colour, procumbent, attached by holdfast, 3 - 5 cm tall, thal-lus sub-dichotomously divided and creeping type, branches cylindrical, divergent and compressed (Figs. a, b); utricles abovate to pyriform with rounded tips, 330 - 550 |om long and 100 - 300 |om broad with slight flattened apices; gametan-gia fusiform, pedicellate, 1 - 2 born on each fertile utricle. Common in tide pools on sheltered rocks.

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