Cryptonemia undulata   Sonder,  1855 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Halymeniales
Family:Halymeniaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Leafy and frondose

Substratum: Bed rocks

Occurrence: Sub littoral zone

Season: February-April

Abundance: Scanty

Plants dark red in color, 12-15 cm high, foliose, firm, elastic with basal attachment disc; fronds, erect, caespitose, stipitate, stipe rigid, expanding into oblong linear blades up to three times divided; angles between lobes rather obtuse; blades with prominent midrib, 2-3 cm broad with undulate and lobate margins, blunt apices; proliferations common, variable in number, arising from the midrib, obovate, oblong and enervate.

Synonym (s)
Phyllophora obtusa var. crispata Sonder, 1848
Cryptonema undulata Sonder, 1855

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 04/2005)
• 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)
• Maharashtra, Angria Bank (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 72.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Research phyco Available at - http://www.phycology.ugent.be/
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Thakur, MC; Reddy, CRK and Jha, B (2008) Seasonal variation in biomass and species composition of seaweeds stranded along Port Okha, northwest coast of India Journal of Earth System Science Springer 117(3) 211–218 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t71wx618175657h3/fulltext.pdf
  • Ambiye, V and Untawale, AG (1992) Deep water marine algal flora of the submerged banks off west coast of India Oceanography of the Indian Ocean Oxford and IBH, New Delhi 247-252 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2975
  • Untawale, AG; Reddy, CRK and Ambiye, VD (1989) Marine algal flora of submerged Angria bank (Arabian sea) Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 207-209 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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