Halimeda gracilis   Harvey ex J. Agardh,  1887 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Halimedaceae

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Description
Habit flaccid, decumbent; segments small, less than 9 mm long, 15 mm broad, subcylindrical or flat.


Synonym (s)
Halimeda gracilis Harvey ex J. Agardh, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Animal feed, agriculture and medicine)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti (Lat: 10.83) (Long: 72.2) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Valimunai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1959)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Lagoon (Lat: 8.25) (Long: 73.05) INDIA (Record: 11/1990-06/1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.26) (Long: 79.2) INDIA (Record: 02/1997)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bassas de Pedro (Lat: 13.5) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Cora Divh (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 72.25) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Sesostris (Lat: 12.91) (Long: 72.08) INDIA (Record: 12/1988) (Depth: 18-70 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.18) (Long: 72.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.25) (Long: 72.79) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA
• Goa, Cabo de Rama INDIA

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