Spyridia alternans   Borgesen,  1933 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Remiform with uniseriate ramuli

Occurrence: Sub littoral zone, rock pools

Season: November-April

Plants bright red in color, up to 25 cm or more in height, caespitose, segmented, irregularly branched, articulate and corticated in the lower parts; axes 105 mm broad, gradually attenuated towards the apex, branches compressed in the upper parts with short branchlets; branchlets or ramuli uniseriate, distichously arranged, corticated near the septa, about 300 micro meter long 20-30 micro meter broad, ending with 2-3 spines

Synonym (s)
Spyridia alternans Borgesen, 1933

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • (1997) Coastal marine environment of Gujarat 178pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 162-176 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • 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

Page last updated on:2012-12-13

Back to Search