Dictyotales Dictyotaceae

Shivrajpur N 22 19.87' E 68 56.95' Shivrajpur N 22 19.87' E 68 56.95' Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description Frondose and ribbon type Intertidal rocks, coralline stones Lower mid littoral zone, tidal streams November-April Scanty Plants light brown in colour, 3 - 5 cm tall, attached by a minute disc thallus dichot-omously and irregularly branched with entire margins (Fig. a) apices round and midrib more prominent at the lower parts of the thallus, 4 - 6 layered...

Bupw

Dwarka N 22 14.61' E 68 57.28' Okha N 22 28.41' E 69 04.16' Porbandar N 21 37.92' E 69 36.48' Veraval N 20 54.87' E 70 20.83' Rocks or any other hard substrata in intertidal area Dense during monsoon or rainy periods Plants yellow to dark green in colour, up to 40 cm long and divided into a number of ribbon shaped 1 - 3 cm broad lobes (Fig. a) blades irregularly lobed or some times divided into ligulate or linear lobes, irregularly dichotomously branched (Fig. b) with entire to ruffled and...

Geographic Distribution Of Seaweed In Gujarat

Seaweed Distribution Map

India has 7,500km of coastline with diverse habitats and rich biota. Coastal ecosystems, unfortunately, are experiencing wide range of pressures due to siltation, eutrophication, coastal development, aquaculture and climate change. Those species that adapt to these pressures will expand their living boundaries while others may fade away. Accordingly, the study of coastal biodiversity is of great concern globally and constitutes an important element of global change research. Gujarat has 1,600...