Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum   (C. Agardh) Feldmann,  1936 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Gelidiales
Family:Gelidiaceae

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Description
Color: Purplish or blackish red

Cartilaginous, turf-forming, 2-10 mm high, arising from an extensive creeping base and incorporating shell debris and small molluscs. Erect fronds flattened and leaf-like and 0.5-2 mm broad.


Synonym (s)
Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulvinatus C. Agardh, 1822
(Homotypic synonym)
Gelidium pulvinatum (C. Agardh) Grunow, 1867
(Homotypic synonym)
Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum (C. Agardh) J. Feldmann in J. Feldmann & G. Hamel, 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• MAURITIUS

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/

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