Griffithsia opuntioides   J.Agardh,   1842 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Wrangeliaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Creeping and beaded

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season: November-April

Plants light red to brownish red in color, 2-5 cm tall, mucilaginous in texture, regularly dichotomous, growing in patches, fastigiate, flabellate with claviform cells; tetrasporangia in verticilate, vesicles surrounded by a ring of involucral cells.

Synonym (s)
Griffithsia neapolitana Nägeli ex Kützing, 1862

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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