On the Gracilaruceae of the seas around India

Rao, M Umamaheswara (1972) On the Gracilaruceae of the seas around India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 14 (2). pp. 671-696.


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Taxonomic investigations of members of the family Gracilariaceae of the seas around India are very limited and many of the Gracilaria species hitherto reported from this area are inadequately described. During the course of studies on the agar-yielding seaweeds, different species of Gracilaria and Gracilariopsis were collected from the east and west coasts of India, Laccadives, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In this paper seventeen species and two varieties of Gracilaria and two species of Gracilariopsis are described in detail. The species of these two genera are as follows : Gracilaria arcuata v. typica Zanardini, G. arcuata V. attenuata var. nov., G. cacalia (J. Agardh) Dawson, G. canaliculata (Kuetzing) Sonder, G. corticata v. typica J. Agardh, G. corticatav. cylindrica var. nov., G. cylindrica Boergesen, G. disticha J. Ajjardh, G. edulis (Gmelin) Silva, G. foliifera (Forsskal) Boergesen, G.indica sp. nov., G. kanyakumariensis sp. nov., G. mannarensis sp. nov., G. millardetii (Montagen) J. Agardh, G. obtusa (Kuetzing) De Toni, G. opuntia (Svedelius) Durairatnam, G. textorii (Suringer) J. Agardh, G. verricosa (Hudson) Papenfuss, Gracilaria sp., Gracilariopsis megaspora Dawson and Gr. sjoestedtii (Kylin) Dawson.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gracilariaceae; Gracilariopsis
Subjects: Marine Biodiversity
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2010 12:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1561

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