Hincksia ovata   (Kjellman) P. Silva,  1987 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Size: Up to 4 cm tall

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)
Ectocarpus ovalis Silva et al., 1996
Ectocarpus ovatus Silva et al., 1996
Giffordia ovata Silva et al., 1996
Hincksia ovata (Kjellman) P. Silva in P. Silva, Menez, & Moe, 1987
Giffordia ovata (Kjellman) Kylin, 1947
(Homotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus Kjellman, 1877
(Homotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus var. arachnoideus Reinke, 1889
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus var. elongatus Rosenvinge, 1893
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus holmi Rosenvinge, 1893
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus var. holmi (Rosenvinge) Rosenvinge, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus var. tenuis Rosenvinge, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)
Ectocarpus ovatus var. intermedius Rosenvinge, 1941
(Heterotypic synonym)
Giffordia ovata var. arachnoidea (Reinke) Kylin, 1947
(Heterotypic synonym)
Giffordia intermedia (Rosenvinge) S. Lund, 1959
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hincksia intermedia (Rosenvinge) P. C. Silva, 1987
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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