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Haliptilon subulatum(J. Ellis & Solander) Johansen

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCorallinalesCorallinaceaeHaliptilonsubulatum
Habitat
Epiphytic on larger algae, often in tide pools or calm waters.
Distribution
Caribbean, Eastern tropical Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic.
Characteristics
Haliptilon subulatum is a heavily calcified, brittle and delicate chalk-pink to rose-red algae that has erect or creeping, terete or flat main axes to 4 cm tall. Crust-like holdfast is secondarily attached where branch tips touch solid substrates. Segments of main axis and larger laterals have three noticeable ribs in transverse section. Dichotomous to irregular branching main axes give rise to oppositely arranged lateral branchlets that taper toward tips. Main axes give rise to cylindrical branchlets through flexible, uncalcified joints that have parallel cells in one tier and lack a cortex. Medullary cells elongated and tiered whereas surface cells rounded to rectangular.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityLong Bay Point, Long Bay Point 4, Mimbitimbi.
Compiled by
Samantha Schmitt
Links
Reference
Dawes, C.J. and Arthur C. Mathieson. The Seaweeds of Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Littler, Diane S. and Mark M. Littler. Caribbean Reef Plants. Washington, D.C.: Offshore Graphics, Inc., 2000.

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