Jania adhaerens   J. V. Lamouroux,  1816 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Corallinales
Family:Corallinaceae

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Description
Color: Pink-purple red

Thalli erect, 1-2 cm tall, densely tufted. Branching at wide angles (usually 45-60° or more), irregularly decussato-dichotomous, cylindrical branches throughout (60-) 100-150 (-180) µm in diameter, the segments (2-) 3-6 (-8) diameters long, with conical apices. Sporangial conceptacles vasiform, with lateral horns, eventually developing branches.

Epiphytic on coarser algae.


Synonym (s)
Jania comosa P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Corallina adhaerens (J. V. Lamouroux) Kutzing, 1858
(Homotypic synonym)
Corallina rubens De Wildeman, 1897
(Misapplied name)
Jania adhaerens Lamouroux, 1816

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair (Lat: 17.72) (Long: 83.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• Java INDONESIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MAURITIUS
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Alantalai-Manapad INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar-Nallatanni Tivu INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai-Dhanushkodi INDIA (Record: 12/1990-01/1991)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Krishnamurthy, V and Jayagopal, K (1995) Calcareous algae of the Galaxea Reef, Krusadi Island, Tamil Nadu Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 17(1-2) 117-121 Available at - NIO, Goa
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