Amphiroa rigida   J. V. Lamouroux,  1816 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Corallinales
Family:Corallinaceae

Image copyrights: Algaebase

Description
Color: Thallus ivory to pale pink or purple.

Thallus heavily calcified, forming clumps. Branches cylindrical, 1-2 mm wide. Branching dichotomous. Joints (genicula) not swollen and rarely found at branching dichotomies.


Synonym (s)
Amphiroa spina Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Amphiroa amethystina Zanardini, 1844
(Heterotypic synonym)
Amphiroa inordinata Zanardini, 1844
(Heterotypic synonym)
Amphiroa rigida var. antillana Borgesen, 1917
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA (Record: 01/1978-04/1978)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island 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/
  • Tanaji,G; Jagtap, Deepali,S; Komarpant, and Rodrigues, RS (2003) Status of a seagrass ecosystem:an ecologically sensitive wetland habitat from India Wetlands 23(1) 161–170 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/awjp1469442q5g75/fulltext.pdf
  • Gopinathan, CP and Panigrahy, R (1983) Seaweed resources Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands-An indicative survey Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 34 47-51 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/917/1/Bulletin_No_34-8.pdf
  • Bocas del Toro: Species database Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bocas_database/search/
  • 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
  • Srivastava, MN and Mehrotra, BN (1990) Algal status of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jagtap, T.G. (1992) Marine flora of Nicobar group of islands in Andaman Sea. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources 21(1) 56-58 Available at - NIO,Goa

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