Feldmannia indica   (Sonder) Womersley & Bailey,  1970 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

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Thallus minute, not more than 2 mm in height; plurilocular sporangia dimorphic. Prostrate system rhizoidal, forming an entangled mass.

Synonym (s)
Ectocarpus duchassaingianus Silva et al., 1996
Giffordia duchassanigiana Silva et al., 1996
Ectocarpus indicus Sonder, 1854
(Homotypic synonym)
Giffordia indica (Sonder) Papenfuss & Chihara in Papenfuss, 1968
(Homotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus duchassaingianus Grunow, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Giffordia duchassaingiana (Grunow) W. R. Taylor, 1960
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hincksia indica (Sonder) J. Tanaka, 1990
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram (Lat: 12.63) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar (Lat: 21.63) (Long: 69.6) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.2) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balakrishnan, MS and Kinkar, VN A taxonomic account of Indian Ectocarpales and Ralfsiales 22341 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Balakrishnan, MS and Kinkar, VN (1985) Cytological studies on some Indian Ectocarpaceae II. Giffordia irregularis, Feldmannia indica, Feldmannia filifer, Hecatonema enhali, Hecatonema columellaris and Kuetzingiella elachistaeformis Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fisheries-623 520, Tamil Nadu-India 7(2) 53-62 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
  • 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
  • Phang, SM (2006) Seaweed resources in Malaysia: Current status and future prospects 9(2) 185-202 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
  • Littler, DS and Littler, MM Marine plants of Pacific Panama Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/pacificalgae/search
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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