Porphyrostromium ciliare   (Carmichael) M. J. Wynne,  1986 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Compsopogonophyceae

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Color: Red

Red color results from the dominance of the pigments phycoerythrin and phycocyanin; this masks the other pigments, chlorophyll a (no chlorophyll b), beta-caratene and a number of unique xanthophylls.

Vegetative reproduction is rare; asexual reproduction is effected by the formation of various kinds of spores; Sexual reproduction is unique in this group due to their passive, non flagellated sperm cells (spermatia).

Epiphytic on other algae.

Synonym (s)
Bangia ciliaris Camichael in W. Hooker, 1833
Erythrotrichia obscura Berthold, 1882
(Heterotypic synonym)
Diadenus ciliaris (Carmichael) Kuntze, 1891
(Homotypic synonym)
Porphyra ciliaris (Carmichael) P. Crouan & H. Crouan, 1867
(Homotypic synonym)
Erythrotrichia ciliaris (Carmichael) Thuret, 1854
(Homotypic synonym)
Bangia ciliaris Carmichael, 1833
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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