Q. Acetabularia jalakanyakae sometimes seen in news is a type of?

[A] Fish

[B] Algae

[C] Frog

[D] Weed

Answer: B
  • Acetabularia jalakanyakae is a bright green algae with a size as small as 20 to 40 mm. 
  • This algae species is named after the word ‘jalakanyaka’ which means ‘goddess of oceans’ or ‘mermaid’ in the Sanskrit language.  
  • It is the first species of the genus Acetabularia discovered in India. 

Source: Tribune