Gracilariales Gracilariaceae

Distribution

Adri: N 20° 57.58"; E 70° 16.76" Dwarka: N 22° 14.61,; E 68° 57.281 Kotda: N 20° 42.38,; E 70° 52.17, Navabandar: N 22° 45.33,; E 69° 47.22, Okha: N 22° 28.42,; E 69° 03.58, Porbandar: N 21° 37.92,; E 69° 36.48, Rajapara: N 20° 47.46,; E 71° 12.16,

Gracilaria corticata (J. Agardh) J. Agardh var. cylindrica Umamaheswara Rao

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

18S rRNA gene sequence cox2-cox3 spacer RUBISCO spacer ITS1

Bushy and cartilaginous

Intertidal boulders, coralline substrata

Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

November-April

Moderate

Plants dark red to yellowish red in colour, bushy, 10 cm tall or more, rigid, cartilaginous, often with variegated spots on fronds; fronds dichotomously, alternately and irregularly branched, compressed at the lower parts, sub-terete to cylindrical and closely branched above with pointed or spinous apices (Figs. a, b). NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. DQ 409339 NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937759 NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937768 NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937777

Gracilariales, Gracilariaceae

Distribution

Gracilaria debilis (Forsskâl) B0rgesen

Distribution

Gracilaria debilis (Forsskâl) B0rgesen

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

18S rRNA gene sequence cox2-cox3 spacer RUBISCO spacer ITS1

Bushy and succulent

Intertidal rocks and calcareous substrata

Upper mid littoral zone, tide pools

December-April

Scanty

Plants dark green to blackish red in colour, up to 10 cm in height, cylindrical up to 3 mm thickness, di- or sub-dichotomously branched at the upper ends of the axes; fronds sub-fastigiate and ramified at the distal ends (Figs. a, b); cortex 1 - 2

layered, outer layer of elongated cells and inner layer of radially compressed cells; medulla with large central cells (Fig. c); cystocarps dome shaped, scattered over the mature parts of the thallus.

NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. DQ 937745

NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937764

NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937773

NCBI Gen Bank Accession No. EU 937782

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