Ceramiales Ceramiaceae

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Kotda: 20° 42.15'; E 70° 52.07' Okha: N 22° 28.52'; E 69° 04.32' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Sutrapada: N 20° 50.18'; E 70° 28.89' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Centroceras clavulatum (C. Agardh) Montagne

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Filamentous and bushy Intertidal rocks, calcareous stones Lower mid littoral zone, rock pools November-April Moderate

Plants dark red in colour, 5 - 8 cm tall, erect, filamentous and rigid; filaments regularly dichotomously branched (Figs. a-c); filaments with nodes and fully corticated internodes, 500 pm long, 120 - 180 pm broad; ultimate branches forci-pate, slightly incurved; cortical cells quadrate or rectangular arranged in longitudinal rows, nodes with a ring of 1 - 3 celled spines.

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