Coelarthrum muelleri   (Sonder) Borgesen,  1931 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Rhodymeniales
Family:Rhodymeniaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Delicate and ovular vesicles

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Infra littoral fringe, rock pools

Season: November-April

Plants bright red in color, up to 25 cm tall, erect, attached by a solid creeping stoloniferous basal portion with 2-3 mm thick branches; distinctly articulated regularly di-or trichotomously branched; segments cylindrical, ovoid or cuneate, hollow; inter-segmentary portions solid and cylindrical.

Synonym (s)
Lomentaria muelleri Sonder, 1853
Chylocladia muelleri (Sonder) Harvey, 1860
Erythrocolon muelleri (Sonder) De Toni, 1900

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• YEMEN
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 02/2005-04/2005)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Sutrapada INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar 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
  • 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
  • Thakur, MC; Reddy, CRK and Jha, B (2008) Seasonal variation in biomass and species composition of seaweeds stranded along Port Okha, northwest coast of India Journal of Earth System Science Springer 117(3) 211–218 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t71wx618175657h3/fulltext.pdf
  • National museum of nature and science Available at - http://research.kahaku.go.jp/
  • 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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