Padina boergesenii   Allender & Kraft,  1983 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Dictyotales
Family:Dictyotaceae

Description
Size: Thallus up to 6 cm high

Colour: Brown

Thallus form and type: Frondose and fan shaped

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Dominent

Thallus, flabellate, composed of several lobes with an inrolled margin; attached in a small stupose rhizoidal base; slightly to moderately calcified on the superior surface; thallus composed of 2–3 layers of cells in the mid-regions, up to 4 cells thick near the base; hair rows present on both sides of the thallus, but more conspicuous on the lower side of the thallus.

Tetrasporangia in concentric lines, above each hair row, mainly (but not exclusively) developed on the superior surface, not covered by an indusium.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Source of antioxidants and antibacterial agents)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989, 05/2005, 06/2005)
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Coast INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• Tamil Nadu, Thirumullaivasal Uppanar Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Athankarai, Vaigaiyaru Estuary INDIA (Record: 1988-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA
• Pondicherry, Chinnaveerampattinam Estuary INDIA (Record: 04/1992-04/1994)
• Pondicherry, Pudukuppam Estuary INDIA (Record: 04/1992-04/1994)
• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast (Lat: 8.10) (Long: 77.57) INDIA (Record: 09/1995-11/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 77.71) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchchendur (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 78.13) INDIA (Record: 06/1992-05/1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.18) (Long: 72.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.25) (Long: 72.79) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

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