Pilayella littoralis   (Linnaeus) Kjellman,  1872 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Ectocarpales
Family:Pilayellaceae

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Description
Color: Brown color results from the dominance of the xanthophyll fucoxanthin; this masks the other pigments, Chlorophyll a and c (no chlorophyll b), beta-carotene and other xanthophylls.

The haploid thalli form isogamous, anisogamous or oogamous gametes and the diploid thalli form zoospores by meiosis.


Synonym (s)
Conferva littoralis Linnaeus, 1753

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• INDIA
• PAKISTAN

Literature Source(s)
  • Balakrishnan, MS and Kinkar, VN A taxonomic account of Indian Ectocarpales and Ralfsiales 22341 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
  • Shameel, M; Afaq Husain, S and ShahidHusain, S (1989) Addition to the knowledge of seaweeds from the coast of Lasbela, Pakistan Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 32 177-180 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
  • 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
  • www.mer-littoral.org Available at - http://www.mer-littoral.org/62/photo-pilayella-littoralis-wb01.php
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa

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