Chattonella marina   (Subrahmanyan) Hara & Chihara,  1982 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Raphidophyceae

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Synonym (s)
Hornellia marina Subrahmanyan, 1954

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Several different toxic components produced, causing mortality of fish. Gill damage. Decrease in heart rate of fish caused by brevetoxins, resulting in reduced flow of oxygen to the gills.)

Habitat:  Coastal


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 2001-2003)
• Kerala, Chombala (Lat: 11.71) (Long: 75.55) INDIA (Record: 10/2001-09/2003) (Depth: 8 mts)
• Kerala, Narakkal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jugnu, R and Kripa, V (2009) Effect of Chattonella marina [(Subrahmanyan)Hara et Chihara 1982] bloom on the coastal fishery resources along Kerala coast, India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences IJMS 38(1) 77-88 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Jugnu, R and Kripa, V (2008) Prevalence of non toxic and harmful algal blooms along Kerala coast Marine Fisheries Information Service Technical and Extension Series CMFRI 195 3-5 Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -

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