Chondracanthus acicularis   (Roth) Fredericq,  1993 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Color: Purple-red or blackish fronds, sometimes with greenish or whitish spots

Cartilaginous, cylindrical or compressed, 100 mm long, irregularly bipinnately branched, branches curved, sharply pointed. Base initially discoid, becoming stoloniferous and entangled.

Synonym (s)
Ceramium aciculare Roth, 1806
(Homotypic synonym)
Fucus acicularis Wulfen, 1803
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gigartina acicularis (Roth) Lamouroux, 1813
(Homotypic synonym)
Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq in Hommersand et al, 1993
Fucus confervoides var. macrocarpus Clemente, 1807
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gigartina falcata J. Agardh, 1851
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha 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
  • Phang, SM (2006) Seaweed resources in Malaysia: Current status and future prospects 9(2) 185-202 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • 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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