Scinaia fascularis   (Borgesen) Huisman,  1985 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Bushy, succulent and cartilaginous

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, calcareous substrata

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season: July-November

Abundance: Scanty

Plants bright to dark red in color, 14-15 cm in height, erect, cartilaginous, attached by small discs, dichotomously branched; axes cylidrical, un-constricted, about 2 mm thick uniform in thickness, axial strand not visible with the naked eye; thallus composed of filamentous central medulla and outer cortex, cortical portion consisting of pyriform and ellipsoidal utricles, intermixed with rows of pigmented cells. Surface cells not homogenous, colorless utricles intermixing with pigmented cells utricles pyriform to ellipsoid with rounded ends.

Synonym (s)
Gloiophloea fascicularis Borgesen, 1934
(Homotypic synonym)
Gloiophloea fascicularis Silva et al., 1996
Pseudogloiophloea fascicularis (Borgesen) Desikachary & Singh, 1958
(Homotypic synonym)
Pseudogloiophloea fascicularis Silva et al., 1996
Scinaia indica P. Anand, 1943
(Misapplied name)
Scinaia fascicularis (Borgesen) Huisman, 1985

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.48) (Long: 69.1) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Dave, MJ; Parekh, RG; Ramavat, BK; Doshi, YA and Chauhan, VD (1987) Protein contents of red seaweeds from Gujarat coast Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fisheries-623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 10(1) 17-20 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • 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
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, MU (2006) Key to the identification of Indian red seaweeds Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario, volume 1. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 46-140 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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