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Aglaothamnion flexibileN.E. Aponte & D.L. Ballantine

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeAglaothamnionflexibile
Habitat
Growing epiphiyically on other algae in mangroves
Distribution
Florida, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Southern Caribbean.
Characteristics
Thallus occasionally bushy, composed of soft, delicate, monosiphonous filaments, up to 10 cm tall,
pale pink. Main axis uncorticated, uniseriate, up to 100 µm in diameter, branching alternate. Laterals fine,
sparse, hair-like, 5-7 µm in diameter, their tips slightly incurved and flat-topped. Vegetative cells uninucleate
with the nucleus commonly centrally located.
Other Literature
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https:// www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 August 2009.

Littler, D.S., Littler, M.M. & Hanisak, M.D. 2008. Submersed plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A floristic inventory and field guide, 289 pp, 565 color photographs, 492 photomicrographs, 305 anatomical line drawings. Washington, DC: OffShore Graphics, Inc.. Notes: Distributed by Harbor Branch Foundation, Florida, USA.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByNSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
LocalityBocas Research Station, Isla Colón, Panamá
CommentsThis is the first distributional record of this species for Bocas del Toro. Although the description by
Littler et al. (2008) mentions that the thallus can reach a height of 10 cm, the Bocas specimen found was <
1 cm tall.
Compiled by
Simona Augyte
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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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