Caulerpa serrulata (Forsskål) J. Agardh 1837

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Ulvophyceae
Order     Bryopsidales
Family    Caulerpaceae
Basionym     Fucus serrulatus Forsskål 1775
SynonymCaulerpa freycinetii C.Agardh; Chauvinia freycinetti (C.Agardh) Trevisan; Caulerpa freycinetii f. serrulata (Forsskål) Weber Bosse

    Thalli fairly large, widely spread; occur in dense colonies on the substratum by stolons with the help of branched colourless rhizoids, 100–320 µm thick. Stolons terete, branched sparsely 1-2 mm thick. Assimilators short stipitate, terete 2–5.5 mm long. Assimilator dichotomously branched and spirally twisted and turns without midrib, relatively stiff, with markedly serrate margins, yellowish dark green, 2-3.5 mm broad and 3-5.5 cm long. Apex of the assimilator rounded.



Distribution in India

Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.