Halymeniales Halymeniaceae

Halymenia venusta B0rgesen

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.50'; E 69° 04.46' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Samiani Island: N 22° 29.30'; E 69° 05.20' Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87'; E 68° 56.95' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Halymenia venusta B0rgesen

Thallus form and type : Leafy and lubricous Substratum : Intertidal rocks

Occurrence : Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season : November-April

Abundance : Moderate

Description : Plants light rose red in colour, up to 30 cm tall, slightly lubricous, large and attached by small basal discs; fronds foliose, variable in shape, palmately divided into several lobes; margins and surface of the blades are densely proliferated; proliferations vary from many centimeters to a few millimeters in size, repeatedly divided, narrow with sharply acute tips (Figs. a, b).

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