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Amphiroa hancockiiW.R. Taylor, 1942

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCorallinalesCorallinaceaeAmphiroahancockii
Habitat
Found growing on rocks, coral, and coral rubble (dead coral)
Distribution
Central America (Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica), Caribbean Islands (Caribbean, Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles), South America (Colombia), Southwest Asia (Philippines).
Characteristics
Heavily calcified. Pink or purple to light brown. Mature branches stout, flat (greater than 2 mm diam.), irregular to dichotomous branching, without central vein (versus Amphiroa tribulus with distinct center vein). Medullary tiers composed of 1-2 transverse rows of long cells alternating with 1 row of short cells. Conceptacles crowded on fertile segments with solitary terminal pore.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByTaylor, W.R. (1942). Caribbean marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expedition, 1939. Allan Hancock Atlantic Expedition Report 2: 1-193.
LocalityWild Cane Key, Isla Carenero and Turvey Bight.
Compiled by
Ryan Fikes and Jimena Samper-Villarreal
Links
Reference
Taylor, W.R. (1942). Caribbean marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expedition, 1939. Allan Hancock Atlantic Expedition Report 2: 1-193.

Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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