Levringia boergesenii   Kylin,  1940 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Ectocarpales
Family:Chordariaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Thallus soft much branched, Remiform, elastic and hairy

Substratum: intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools, wave exposed rocks

Season: December-April

Abundance: Scanty

Plants dark to blackish brown in color, 20-30 cm tall, elastic, gelatinous, irregularly branched, growing as loose festoons and attached by basal minute discs; branched present only on the lower portion of the main axis, upper portion poorly branched; thallus multi-axial with a central medulla and a peripheral cortex; long assimilatory hairy present at the apical region.



Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Hanumandandi Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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