Scinaia hatei   Borgesen,  1931 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Color: Deep rose, fading to dull and somewhat darker shades in lower parts, paler above.

Thallus form and type: Bushy, cylindrical and constricted

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, corallines stones

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools

Season: November-April

Abundance: Scanty

Plant repeatedly forked, 9 cm or more in height. Thallus cylindrical, variable in size, up to 2-3 cm long in parts, tapering at base, broadly rounded or emarginate at upper ends. Axial strand visible in dried specimens, 230 µ thick. Epidermal cells colorless, 23 µ broad, 31 µ long from surface view; narrow colored cells scattered among the colorless cells, some bearing the antheridia. Assimilatory cells pyriform, 13 µ broad and 23 µ long, single layered loosely packed. Segments often irregular, utricles 23-31 µm, penta- or hexagonal in surface view. Cystocarps roundish; pyriform, 285 µ long, 265 µ broad.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 05/2004, 02/2005)
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • Srinivasan, KS (1969) Phycologia Indica: Icones of Indian marine algae Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta 1 52 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
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