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/A Diversity of Aquatic Life

The Red Algae, Division Rhodophyta, part 3

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By Bob Fenner

 

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Genus Nemastoma:

Nemastoma sp. Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Nemastomataceae. Di.F close-up in the Red Sea and N. Sulawesi.

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Genus Ochtodes:

Ochtodes secundiramea (Montagne) Howe. A little (4-7 cm.) bright blue/purple algae numerously alternately branched. Each branch uniplanar. Turbulent areas to 50'. Roatan 2017

Genus Peyssonnelia:

Peyssonnelia sp. An encrusting Red. Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Peyssonneliaceae. Below, in an aquarium, Cozumel and the Red Sea. 
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Peyssonniella boergesenii, Red-Orange Crust Algael To 18 in., Orange, reddish w/ faint concentric dark broken lines. Roatan 2016, TiffB pic

Peyssonniella inamoena. Matte Red Crust Algae. Mottled red and orange usually. Roughly fan shaped growths. Roatan 2016

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Peyssonniella stoechas. Mottled Crust Algae. Orange base color; red spots in concentric patterns. Found in shallows. Roatan 2016

Genus Plocamium:

Plocamium, a beautiful non-encrusting red, and a giant sea hare (Aplysia), off San Diego. Used to be made into greeting and post card "forests" ironed onto paper stock.

Genus Poriteria:

Poriteria hortemannii. Common on low intertidal to subtidal Hawaiian reefs. To 12 cm. Widespread in tropical and subtropical Pacific and Indian Oceans. Two-Step, HI pic.

Genus Porolithon:

Porolithon pachydermum, Reef Cement. The actual credit for holding reefs together, cementing sand and living bits together... and holding them there through storms and eons should go to this species. Here in Cozumel. 

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