Ahnfeltiopsis pygmaea (J.Agardh) P.C.Silva & DeCew 1992

Division     Rhodophyta
Class     Florideophyceae
Order     Gigartinales
Family    Phyllophoraceae
Basionym     Gymnogongrus pygmaeus J.Agardh

    Fronds 4-5 cm in height, caespitose, cushion-like, minute, somewhat terete below, compressed above, dichotomously branched from base to apex, branches flabellatelly arranged, terminal segments obtuse. Cystocarps immersed in inflated parts of frond, occurring in a longitudinal series, somewhat distant.



Distribution in India

Indian Ocean, Coasts of India (Wight, De Toni,); Ceylon (Piccone) Tuticorin, Hare Island, Cape Comorin (leg. M.O.P. Iyengar, Boergesen,). General distribution: Indian Ocean, India, Ceylon; Pacific Ocean, Japan