Scinaia furcellata   (Turner) J. Agardh,  1851 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Clear pink to purplish-red fronds; brownish red.

Frond sub-solitary or several together in clumps, reaching up to 8 cm or more in height, firmly membranaceous or tender. Cylindrical, gelatinous but firm, dichotomously branched from small discoid base. Constiction at irregular intervals in mature plants. Utricles oblong; with convex outer walls, 22-24 µm. Apex of branches usually obtuse, occasionally attenuate. Axial strand obscure. Carpospores in masses, scattered, immersed. Pericarp 150-250 µ.

Synonym (s)
Ginnania furcellata (Turner) Montagne, 1846
(Homotypic synonym)
Ulva furcellata Turner, 1801
(Homotypic synonym)
Halymenia furcellata (Turner) C. Agardh, 1821
(Homotypic synonym)
Fucus pseudocrispus Clemente, 1807
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fucus trigonus Clemente, 1807
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scinaia forcellata Bivona-Bernardi, 1822
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scinaia trigona (Clemente) Trevisan, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scinaia pseudocrispa (Clemente) M. J. Wynne, 1989
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Goa, Anjuna INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Parekh, RG; Bhatt, SB; Chauhan, VD and Rao, PS (1984) Bromine Content of Some Indian Marine Algae Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 13 88-89 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Bolton, JJ; Oyieke, HA and Gwada, P (2007) The seaweeds of Kenya: Checklist, history of seaweed study, coastal environment, and analysis of seaweed diversity and biogeography South African Journal of Botany 73 76-88 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, MU (2006) Key to the identification of Indian red seaweeds Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario, volume 1. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 46-140 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Divekar, RB; Kerkar, V (2008) Present status of seaweed diversity at Anjuna and Vagatore (Goa) Available at - Library Goa University, Goa
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