Champia globulifera   Borgesen,  1937 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Rhodymeniales
Family:Champiaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Soft, segmented and mucilaginous

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season: November-April

Plants dark red to violet red in color, 4-6 cm tail, segmented, densely caespitose, gelatinous, attached by rhizoids and basal discs, sometimes decumbent branches produced; branching monopodial. opposite, verticillate or alternate, simple or branched, broad in the middle and tapering gradually near the apices, apices obtuse; segments barrel-shaped, 2 mm broad as broad.

Synonym (s)
Champia globulifera Borgesen, 1937

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• BAHRAIN
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• YEMEN
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 12/1958-05/1959) (Depth: 14-18 mts)
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 02/2005)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA

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