Lophocladia lallemandii   (Montagne) F. Schmit,  1893 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Remiform and feathery

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, rock pools

Season: November-April

Plants rose red in color, 5-10 cm tall, polysiphonous, segmented, branches exogenously formed in place of trichoblast, each segment producing a single branch initial even before the formation of the pericentral cells; rhizoids formed from the pericentral cells of older segments, branches developing from some branch initial, many other initial transforming into trichoblasts; trichoblasts repeatedly forked with long slender cells; tetrasporangia in short contorted, stichidia produced in the trichoblasts.

Synonym (s)
Dasya lallemandii Montagne, 1849
(Homotypic synonym)
Lophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) Schmitz, 1893

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Clerk, OD; Coppejans, E; Schils,T; Verbruggen, H; Leliaert, F; Vriese, DT and Marie, D (2004) The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean) Journal of Natural History Taylor and Francis 38 3021-3057 Available at - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:2012-12-14

Back to Search