Halymenia porphyraeformis   Parkinson,  1980 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Leafy and mucilaginous

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season: November-April

Plants rose red in color, up to 48 cm long,40 cm wide, erect, tough and elastic in consistency, cordate base and sinuate or wavy margin; fronds sometimes lobed in the thallus and extending out into the medullary region.

Synonym (s)
Halymenia porphyroides Silva et al., 1996
Halymenia porphyraeformis Parkinson 1980

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Halymenia species are used for food)

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.48) (Long: 69.1) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Samiani Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • Bolton, JJ; Oyieke, HA and Gwada, P (2007) The seaweeds of Kenya: Checklist, history of seaweed study, coastal environment, and analysis of seaweed diversity and biogeography South African Journal of Botany 73 76-88 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae 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
  • 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
  • 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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