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Caloglossa sp.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesDelesseriaceaeCaloglossasp.
Habitat
Mangrove roots. Specially in roots from the species Rhizophora mangle
Distribution
Atlantic and Pacific Islands, North, South and Central America, Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Caribbean Islands.

Characteristics
Thalli are foliose, postrate and soft. Color is coffee-brown, violet or pale pink. Leaves are lobed or ovoid, 1-2 mm wide, 1-6 mm long, dichotomous, basal-constricted and develop from a prominent central cell. Each blade has a conspicuous central vein, which consists of elongated axial cells surrounded by cortical cells. Monostromatic blades with sub-hexagonal cells develop in oblique series. Blade apices have hairpin-like bifurcations. Secondary blades develop from the central vein. This alga attaches to the substrate by mean of rhizoids, which cluster in the thallus’s ventral part and form nodes at the blades’ constricted bases.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByNSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
LocalityMangroves close to Bocas del Toro Research Station.
CommentsThis plant is different to C. leprieurii, which has been previously observed in Bocas del Toro. The main difference is that blades are too much more constricted in the base than C. leprieurii blades are
Compiled by
Olga Tejada
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Reference
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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