Catenella impudica   (Montagne) J. Agardh,  1852 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Creeping and articulated spindle shaped segments

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone

Season: November-April

Plamts blackish red in color, about 1.5 cm high, frond decumbent, slightly flabellately expanded, articulate with deep constriction between the segments, irregularly di-or trichotomously branched, branches subterminally formed, tips of ultimate segments being prolonged into terete acuminate apices, segments obovate, young segments scattered; epiphytic, attached to pnematophores of mangrove and barnacles.

Synonym (s)
Lomentaria impudica Montagne, 1840
Catenella impudica (Montagne) J. Agardh, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(A source of carrageenam)

Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Coastal


• Orissa, Bhitarkanika Mangroves (Lat: 20.70) (Long: 87.03) INDIA (Record: 17/02/2005)
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath 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 -
  • Rath, J and Adhikary, SP (2006) Marine Macro-algae of Orissa, East coast of India Algae The Korean Society of Phycology 21(1) 49-59 Available at -
  • 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
  • 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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