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Spyridia hypnoides(Bory de Saint-Vincent) Papenfuss

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeSpyridiahypnoides
Habitat
Calm protected areas, epiphytic on Hypnea musciformis, seagrass, Bryothamnion triquetrum; to 3 m depth.
Distribution
Florida, Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Southern Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico
Characteristics
Thallus pink to red, fuzzy, filamentous, densely bushy; branching alternate in all directions; apices normally terminating in large hooks; cortication is complete and continuous in main axis, restricted to nodes in determinate branchlets; small surface cortical cells at nodes altering with long narrow surface cells at internodes. Apical cells with 1-2(3) recurved spines.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalitySwan Cay, Isla Carenero, Tervi Bight
Compiled by
Anna Fricke
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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