Cystoseira indica   (Thivy & Doshi) Mairh,  1968 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Plants dioeceous

Thallus form and type: Remiform and bushy

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone

Season: November-April

Abundance: Dominant

Plant dark brown in color, 20-45 cm tall with terete leafless branched rhizomatous portion and erect axes; erect axes deciduous with alternate spiral filiform branches and brancheslets; vesicles elliptical innate in short branchlets; usuallyy single rarely catnate, receptacles terete branched verrucose, linear born on third or fourth order of branching.

Synonym (s)
Stokeyia indica Silva et al., 1996
Stokeyia indica Thivy & Doshi, 1966
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 05/2004-06/2004, 01/2005, 04/2005)
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Mehta, BR and Parekh, RG (1978) Mannitol content in brown algae of the coast of Saurashtra Botanica Marina Walta de Gruyter, Berlin 21 251-252 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wynne, MJ and Jupp, BP (1998) The benthic marine algal flora of the Sultanate of Oman: new records Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter 41 40008 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, Ck and Indusekhar, VK (1990) Elemental composition of Padina tetrastromatica Hauk from Saurashtra coast Seaweed Research and Utilization 40161 201-206 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rizvi, MA and Mustafa, S (2004) Studies on the bioactivity and elementology of marine algae from the coast of Karachi, Pakistan Phytotherapy Research Wiley InterScience 18 865-872 Available at -
  • 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
  • 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
  • DigiMus2.0 – The Software for Digital Museum of Seaweed Specimen Records Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Thakur, MC; Reddy, CRK and Jha, B (2008) Seasonal variation in biomass and species composition of seaweeds stranded along Port Okha, northwest coast of India Journal of Earth System Science Springer 117(3) 211–218 Available at -
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

Page last updated on:2012-12-03

Back to Search