Acanthophora nayadiformis   (Delile) Papenfuss,  1968 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Remiform and bushy

Occurrence: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Season: November-April

Plants dark red to pinkish red in color, 15 cm tall, attached with the substratum by rhizoids or a basal disc, axes 1-2 mm thick, erect, bushy, profusely and irregularly branched; main axes and principal branches covered sparingly with spines, spines pointing upwards; short branches or ramuli with solitary spines.

Synonym (s)
Fucus nayadiformis Delile, 1813
(Homotypic synonym)
Chondria delilei C. Agardh, 1822
(Heterotypic synonym)
Acanthophora delilei Greville, 1830
(Heterotypic synonym)
Acanthophora delilei J. V. Lamouroux, 1813
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur 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 -
  • TAU Herbarium(TELA): National collection of marine and freshwater plants Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase 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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