Gelidiella indica   Sreenivasa Rao,  1971 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Gelidiales
Family:Gelidiellaceae

Description
Size: 3-4.5cm high.

Colour: Purple

Plants grow in entangled tufts giving rise to stolon-like creeping branches from the base, these attached by discoid rhizoids; creeping stolons give rise to erect axes above; erect axes cylindrical or slightly complanate below, gradually expanding to flattened frond with obtuse apex, entire or branched
above.


Synonym (s)
Gelidiella indica Sreenivasa Rao, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used in the production of agar.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam Camp (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.71) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 78.13) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Krishnamurthy, V (1980) The marine algae of Tiruchendur, South India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 4(1) 49-58 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kalimuthu, S and Ramalingam, JR (1990) Studies on phycocolloid contents from seaweeds of south Tamil Nadu coast Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fisheries-623520, Tamil Nadu, India 14 115-119 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Selvaraj, R and Selvaraj, R (1997) Distribution and diversity of seaweeds in Tiruchendur and Idinthakarai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 115-123 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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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