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By Bhavanath Jha, C.R.K. Reddy, Mukund C. Thakur, M. Umamaheswara Rao

This booklet is first of its sort from India and describes a complete of 198 species of marine macroalgae representing all 3 significant teams of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta accumulated from the Gujarat coast that's renowned for its algal abundance and variety. All species defined during this ebook are according to fundamental collections solely made for this objective and really replicate the present prestige of seaweed biodiversity of Gujarat coast. for simple identity, excessive solution color images of every species in its traditional habitat including good unfold behavior of thallus with pass sections exhibiting attribute beneficial properties of respective specimens were supplied. extra, the taxonomical descriptions in addition to distribution and GPS info, abundance, ecology, monetary significance and so on. have additionally been incorporated. The contents of this e-book are consumer pleasant and supply foremost baseline facts on seaweed biodiversity for tracking and comparing the effect of any coastal developmental actions aimed toward long-term monetary earnings or environmental alterations because of international warming and weather switch. This publication will function an actual box advisor and reference fabric for college kids, academics, researchers and coverage planners drawn to algal source administration, usage and conservation.

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A, b). This alga also grows abundantly in tide pools on sheltered rocks. 83' 2 cm Caulerpa sertularioides (S. Gmelin) Howe f. brevipes (J. Agardh) Svedelius Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description : : : : : : Ramiform and creeping Intertidal rocks Lower mid littoral zone, common in tide pools November–April Moderate Plants bright to dark green in colour, tubular with delicate, branched stolon and long erect assimilators, plumose or feathery (Fig. a) resembling palm leaves, up to 13 cm tall, 8 – 12 mm broad, rarely branched, branching generally at the base of assimilators; branchlets opposite, incurved above, needle shaped with pointed apices (Fig.

Gmelin) Howe f. brevipes (J. Agardh) Svedelius Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description : : : : : : Ramiform and creeping Intertidal rocks Lower mid littoral zone, common in tide pools November–April Moderate Plants bright to dark green in colour, tubular with delicate, branched stolon and long erect assimilators, plumose or feathery (Fig. a) resembling palm leaves, up to 13 cm tall, 8 – 12 mm broad, rarely branched, branching generally at the base of assimilators; branchlets opposite, incurved above, needle shaped with pointed apices (Fig.

Common in intertidal rock pools. 83' 3 cm Chamaedoris auriculata Børgesen Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description : : : : : : Bushy with flat heads Intertidal rocks, coralline stones Infra littoral zone, tide pools November–April Dense in intertidal rock pools Plants dark green in colour, 6 – 8 cm tall, septate coenocytes with long erect stalks, stalks 1 – 3 mm in diameter with annulations (Figs. a, b) lightly calcified with dark green, flattened or eccentric cup-like crown of uniseriate branched uncalcified filaments with polyhedric chloroplast containing one pyrenoid each; crown 2 – 3 cm broad.

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