Griffithsia corallinoides   (Linnaeus) Trevisan,  1845 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Size: Up to 200 mm long

Plants shiny red to pinkish red in color, 6-12 cm tall, erect, bushy with dichotomous and fastigiate branching. Gelatinous, tufted, uniseriate, ecorticate, crimson filaments, repeatedly dichotomous, axils wide. Articulations club-shaped, 4-5 times as long as broad in lower parts, short and beadlike distally. Said to have a strong smell.

Synonym (s)
Conferva corallinoides Linnaeus, 1753
(Homotypic synonym)
Conferva corallina J. A. Murray, 1774
(Heterotypic synonym)
Griffithsia corallina C. Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva geniculata J. Ellis, 1768
(Heterotypic synonym)
Conferva corallina Lightfoot, 1777
(Heterotypic synonym)
Heterosphondylium corallinum Nageli, 1862
(Heterotypic synonym)
Callithamnion corallinoides (Linnaeus) Lyngbye, 1819
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• South West Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Sutrapada INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar 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
  • 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
  • (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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