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Haloplegma duperreyiMontagne

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeHaloplegmaduperreyi
Habitat
Inconspicuous on hard surfaces under overhanging ledges, caves or crevices.
Distribution
Caribbean.
Characteristics
Haloplegma duperreyi has a spongy, felt-like, pendant or prostrate thallus that tends to be heavily epiphitized. Dark to pale-pink irregularly lobed blades, to 12 cm wide and 5 cm high, grow from rhizoids located along margins or basal areas. Blades, often with minute fringe along margins, lack a main axis or vein and are formed by densely interwoven cylindrical filaments, 30 μm in diameter. Filament branches, each possessing short surface projections 1-4 cells long, are most often perpendicular to adjacent filaments and form a square meshwork. Tetrahedrally divided tetrasporangia located on surface projections.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityLong Bay Point.
Compiled by
Samantha Schmitt
Links
Reference
Littler, Diane S., Mark M. Littler, Katina E. Bucher, and James N. Norris. Marine Plants of the Caribbean: A Field Guide from
Florida to Brazil. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

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

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