Coelarthrum muelleri   (Sonder) Borgesen,  1931 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• 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 -
  • 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 -
  • National museum of nature and science 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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