Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing 1847

Division     Rhodophyta
Class     Florideophyceae
Order     Gigartinales
Family    Cystocloniaceae
Basionym     Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
SynonymGigartina spinella (C.Agardh) Greville, Helminthochorton spinellum (C.Agardh)Zanardini

    Thalli small, about 25 cm in height. Fronds pulvinate, intricately branched, branches compressed, ramuli subulate, 2.2 mm long, tapering strongly from the base, covered densely with spines



Distribution in India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Keelakarai, Shingle Islands