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Ochtodes secundiramea(Montagne) M.A. Howe.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeGigartinalesRhizophyllidaceaeOchtodessecundiramea
Habitat
Grows on hard substratum in relatively high energy waters.
Distribution
Throughout Caribbean Sea (Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles), Southern Gulf of Mexico.
Characteristics
Ochtodes secundiramea is a densely bushy red algal species that is highly recognizable in the field. The thallus color ranges from iridescent bright blue, purple or red. Once removed from its habitat, the thallus color generally turns darkmaroon. The species is further uniquely characterized by two apical cells per branch which, when viewed in cross-section, reflects the two axial filaments seen in the center of the medullary region. The cortex is arranged in radial chains of five to ten cell layers.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityCarenero Island, Swan Cay, Wild Cane Key, Mimbi Timbi.
Compiled by
Samantha Schmitt
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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