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Wrangelia argus(Montagne) Montagne

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeWrangelia argus
Habitat
Frequently on rocky substrata, or epiphytic on coarser plants, to 10 m depth. In the region of Bocas del Toro, Panama, the species was found epiphytic on macroalgae, intertidal to 2 m depth
Distribution
Atlantic Islands, throughout the Americas, Caribbean Islands, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Indian Ocean Islands, Southwest Asia, Asia Pacific Islands.
Characteristics
Thallus forming iridescent, purple-red fuzzy turfs (1.5 cm high); branching irregular. Main filaments cylindrical (to 400 μm diam.). Branchlets soft, thin, arranged in whorls at joints. Tetrasporangia spherical (60 μm diam.), surrounded by short, incurved involucral filaments
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityCarenero Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Compiled by
Olga Camacho and Martha C. Díaz Ruiz
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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