Scinaia monoliformis   J. Agardh,  1885 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Nemaliales
Family:Scinaiaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Bushy and beaded succulent fronds

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Dominant

Plants pinkish red in color, up to 17 cm in height, attached by basal discs, dichotomously branched; branches regularly deeply constricted; segments of various sizes, elongate cylindrical in some portions, shorter, oblong oval in others, attenuated at the base and rounded above; uticles large, polygonal in surface veiw, narrow coloured present between the utricles. Segments very regular, utricles 21-45 ┬Ám, polygonal in surface view.


Synonym (s)
Scinaia indica Silva et al., 1996
(Other)
Scinaia moniliformis J. Agardh, 1885
Scinaia indica Borgesen, 1931
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• YEMEN
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
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  • 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
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  • Schils, T and Eric, C (2003) Spatial variation in subtidal plant communities around the Socotra Archipelago and their biogeographic affinities within the Indian Ocean Marine Ecology Progress Series 251 103-114 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • 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

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