Udotea

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The Udotea is a green marine algae of the Udoteaceae family.Udotea alga marina verde Udoteaceae intotheblue.it

It appears as if it were a small fan; the color is green and is fixed to the rocky substratum with thin rhizoids. It is present throughout the Mediterranean Sea

It is a typical algae of the coralligenous environment that tolerates light at low intensity, but it is possible to observe it even a few meters deep.

alga marina udotea - udotea green marine algae - intotheblue.it

alga marina udotea – udotea green marine algae – intotheblue.it

Udotea J.V. Lamouroux, 1812; 35 of 70 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).
Order Bryopsidales; Family Udoteaceae. Udotea alga marina verde Udoteaceae intotheblue.it

Morphology
Siphonous (coenocytic) unicell with funnel or fan-shaped blades, calcified, and mass of rhizoids that are uncaldified. Blades have dichotomous braned siphons.

Thallus erect, to at least 30 cm. tall, composed of calcified blades which are funnel or fan-shaped, calcified stipe, and uncalcified mass of siphonous rhizoids. Stalk comprises a core or medullary region of longitudinally oriented siphons and cortex of their lateral appendages. Blades composed of dichotomously branched siphons, which in turn may bear simple to more complex lateral appendages; hence, blade morphology ranges from uncorticated to densely corticated.

 
alga marina udotea - udotea green marine algae - intotheblue.it

alga marina udotea – udotea green marine algae – intotheblue.it

Habitat
Marine benthos in tropical to subtropical regions, widespread. Depth range from 1 to 46 m.

Biology
Found in shallow areas, growing on hard, sandy, soft sandy or sandy muddy substrates. Algae are marine plants provided with chlorophyll with a complex and undifferentiated body (in which the stem, roots and leaves are not distinguished flowers and fruits). A brief subdivision between the algae differentiates the algae species from the color of their thallus.
To the division of green algae belong those algae whose coloring, thanks to the strong presence of chlorophyll, ranges from green to gray.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udotea

https://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=33621

https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Udotea-argentea.html

 

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