Helminthocladia calvadosii   (J. V. Lamouroux ex Duby) Setchell,  1915 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Dull purple

Plants bushy, very gelatinous, from a firm, small conical holdfast sharply expanding to a distinct stout primary axis 2-6 dm tall to 15 dm diameter. The branches terete, similar to but more slender than the primary axis, somewhat thicker in the middle than near the base and greatly tapering to the tips, alternately radially disposed, dividing to 2-3 degrees. Assimilatory filaments terminating in pyriform cells 20-25 ยต diameter, with single, large, distal, notably radially lobed chromatophores each with a prominent pyrenoid.

Synonym (s)
Helminthocladia calvadosii f. indica Desikachary, 1958
(Misapplied name)
Helminthocladia australis Borgesen, 1931
Dumontia calvadosii J. V. Lamouroux ex Duby, 1830
(Homotypic synonym)
Mesogloia purpurea Harvey, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Helminthocladia purpurea (Harvey) J. Agardh, 1851
(Heterotypic synonym)
Helminthocladia purpurea (Harvey) J.Agardh, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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