Liagora viscida   (Forsskal) C. Agardh,  1822 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Bushy and corymbose

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, dead corals, coralline stones

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, tide pools and streams

Season: November-April

Abundance: Scanty

Plants whitish to reddish purple in color, tips rose red, 2-4 cm tall, attached by small basal discs; fronds small, viscid, calcified, closely dichotomously branched; angles between the branches somewhat divergent.

Synonym (s)
Fucus viscidus Forsskal, 1775
(Homotypic synonym)
Liagora viscida (Forsskal) C. Agardh, 1822
Liagora cladoniaeformis Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1832
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur 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
  • Tore, L; Hoppe, HA and Otto, JS (1969) Marine Algae Asurvey of Research and Utilization Cram, De Gruyter and Co., Hamburg 1-421 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 -
  • 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
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -
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  • 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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