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Antithamnion antillanumBørgesen, 1917

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeAntithamnionantillanum
Habitat
Creeping on crustose corallines in crevices, forming dense tufts. Intertidal to shallow subtidal (<1 m depth).
Distribution
Virgin Islands (type locality), Caribbean, Mediterranean, Eastern Australia, Southern Japan, Mauritius, Hawaiian Islands. Tropical to temperate. In the region of Bocas del Toro, Panama, the species was found in Flat Rock Beach.
Characteristics
The genus Antithamnion is characterized by having prostrate and erect axes (pinnae), and 2 whorl branchlets per axial cell. These are dimorphic in A. antillanum, the ventral one short and simple, the dorsal one alternate-distichous. Gland cells are placed adaxially on the pinnules when present. Cruciately divided tetraspores often present for this species.
Compiled by
Thomas Sauvage
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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