Ulva profunda   W. R. Taylor,  1928 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Plants at first ovate, attached by a cuneate base, stalk about 1 mm long, later widely expanded, irregular, delicate; regularly clathrate, the openings generally 0.5-1.5 cm but reaching 6 cm diameter.

Cells of the blade angular, 18-36 µ diameter, containing one, seldom 2 chromatophores which nearly cover the face of the cell and contain one, rarely 2 pyrenoids. Thickness of the blade 30-60 µ; in section cells subequal to broader than tall, thin walled (0.3 µ) laterally, but the outer membranes 1.5-3.0 µ thick. Cells bounding the openings transversely elongate, reaching surface diameters of 18 x 72 µ or more.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Parekh, RG; Maru, LV and Dave, MJ (1977) Chemical composition of green seaweeds of Saurashtra coast Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 20 359-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.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

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