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Grateloupia sp.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesDasyaceaeGrateloupia sp.
Habitat
Found on hard substratum (rock and dead coral) in high energy site in the intertidal to one meter depth.
Distribution
Species probably common throughout the Caribbean.
Characteristics
Thallus erect with a slippery or gelatinous texture, yellow to red, cylindrical to
compressed with irregular lateral branching. Branchlets to 1 cm long, thallus up to 6 cm tall. Medullary filaments loosely entangled in mucilage. This species has been referred to as Grateloupia filicina in other areas of the Caribbean, because of its branching pattern and thallus form.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByTropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
LocalityFlat Rock Beach
Compiled by
Jimena Samper-Villarreal & Olga Camacho-Hadad
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
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