Porphyra indica   V. Krishnamurthy & M. Baluswami,  1984 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Rhodophyceae

Size: 18 cm high and upto 11 cm broad.

Colour: Reddish pink

Thallus with smooth margin without any spinulose processes; attached to the substratum by rhizines. Carpospores 16, spermatangia 64.

Synonym (s)
Porphyra indica V. Krishnamurthy & Baluswami, 1984

Common Name (s)
• Laver (English)
• Nori (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Human food)

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Boria Reef (Lat: 22.42) (Long: 69.22) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Chennubotla, VSK; Mathew, S and Joseph, I (1990) A note on the occurrence of Porphyra kanyakumariensis (Bangiales: Rhodophyta) along the Kerala coast Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fishereies-623 520 Tamil Nadu, India 13(1) 1-4 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Krishnamurthy, V and Baluswami, M (1984) The species of Porphyra from the Indian region Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fishereies-623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 7(1) 31-38 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kumar, CA; Sindhu, P and Panikkar, MVN (1995) Ecology and reproductive phenology of Porphyra suborbiculata Kjellman (Bangiales, Rhodophyceae) from Kerala Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 17(1-2) 37-50 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kalimuthu, S; Ramalingam, JR. (1995) Economically important Seaweeds Special publication number 62 CMFRI 1-36 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3476/1/Special_Publication_No_62.pdf

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