Champia somalensis   Hauck,  1888 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Cartilaginous, segmented and mucilaginous

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Lower mid littoral zone, rock pools

Season: November-April

Plants dark red in color, up to 20 cm high, tough and cartilaginous, segmented, caespitose, growing as pyramidal tufts, attached by rhizoids; basal half devoid of branches; branching irregularly pinnate, alternate or opposite, sub-distichous, ultimate branches clavate; segments 2-3 mm wide, shorter than broad

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Habitat:  Rocky


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Kotda INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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