Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae

b

4 cm

Distribution

Okha: N 22° 28.49'; E 69° 04.30' Porbandar: N 21° 38.24'; E 69° 35.81' Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87'; E 68° 56.95' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

4 cm

Acanthophora dendroides Harvey

Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description

Remiform and bushy Intertidal rocks

Lower mid littoral zone, rock pools with coarse sand

November-April

Moderate

Plants dark red to pinkish red in colour, 10 - 15 cm tall, erect with main axis and lateral branches resembling the main axis; branches pyramidally arranged (Figs. a, b); spines absent on main axis, present on branches and ramuli; ramuli attenuated below with occasional spines, spines divergent, conical subulate.

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