Occurrence of green alga Ernodesmis verticillata (Kuetzing) Boergesen at Malvan (Maharashtra Coast)

A.G. Untawale, V.V. Agadi


The occurrence of Ernodesmis verticillata belonging to Chlorophyta has been recorded for the first time from Malvan, along the Maharashtra Coast. The general distribution, habit and habitat of this species are given. During the recent survey of marine algal resources of the Maharashtra Coast, a green marine algal species was collected and identified as E. verticillata. From the literature it was observed that E. verticillata has not so far been reported from the Indian coast


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