|Attached to rock in seagrass bed, and in intertidal pools in moderately high energy habitats |
|Caribbean: Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Atlantic South America |
|1 m |
|Thallus erect, light brown with yellow green iridescence, sometimes with dark brown striations (Image 1). Branching irregular to dichotomous. Branches strapshaped, margin with teeth (Image 2), often spirally twisted (Image 3). Medullary cells one layer thick, rectangular (Image 4). |
|• Littler D.S.& M.M. Littler. 2000. Caribbean reef plants: an identification guide to the reef plants of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and Gulf of Mexico. Of Shore Graphics, Washington. 542 pp.
• Guiry M.D. & G.M. Guiry. 2009. AlgaeBase. Worl-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http:www.algaebase.org; accessed 18 August 2009
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Reported By||Wysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151–160.
NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
|Locality||Swan Cay, Flat Rock Beach |
|Comments||Abundant sori were present throughout the thallus. Some branches showed transverse brown striations. Very common in intertidal pools of Flat Rock Beach.|
|Wysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151–160.|
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of the Bocas del Toro Area II: NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
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