Liagorothamnion mucoides , & M.J.
Liagorothamnion mucoides Huisman, Ballantine & M.J.Wynne 2001: 508, 509, figs 1-19
Published in: Huisman, J.M., Ballantine, D. & Wynne, M.J. (2001 '2000'). Liagorothamnion mucoides gen. et sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Caribbean Sea. Phycologia 39: 507-516.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Liagorothamnion.
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This is a marine species.
Thallus to 8 cm in height. Whorl-branchlets generally simple, 1-15 cells long: basal cell of lateral branches shorter than distal cells. Primary axes secondarily corticated. Spermatangia branches in whorls on 3-16 successive axial cells. Tetrasporangia unknown. Carposporophytes 150-360 microns diameter, with three to four gonimolobes. Carposporangia subspherical, 10-12 microns diameter.
Type locality: Media Luna Reef (Huisman, Ballantine & Wynne 2001: 508). Holotype: Austin Bowden-Kerby; 5 November 1996; Specimens were collected from a shallow water rhodolith bed (Ballantine et al. 2000) in a back reef environment, growing at a depth of 1.0 m. Algae ere attached to coral rubble.. MICH (Huisman, Ballantine & Wynne 2001: 508). Notes: Additional information: in addition to the type collection, two further specimens have been collected: (1) leg. AB-K, 27 November 1998,=DLB 5296 (MSM) ;and (2) leg. DLB, 5 February 2000,= DLB 54)2 (MSM) Isotypes: MSM, MURU,US
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.
Created: 12 March 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald
Verified by: 25 May 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Huisman, J.M., Ballantine, D. & Wynne, M.J. (2001 '2000'). Liagorothamnion mucoides gen. et sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Caribbean Sea. Phycologia 39: 507-516.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2019.