Peyssonnelia simulans   Weber-van Bosse,  1916 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Peyssonneliales
Family:Peyssonneliaceae

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Description
Color: Typically dark pink

It consists of a tough, prostrate, crust-like thallus without erect portions and a calcified basal layer that is not more thick than the upper uncalcified layer. Thallus rigid, not pliable, 100-200 μm thick, with no obvious radial and concentric lines. Rhizoids unicellular, reported to be up to 65 μm in length, loosely attach thallus to substrate, margins raised. Second cell from base gives rise to two, rarely three, erect filaments of 3-6 cells each. Surface cells angular in shape and irregularly arranged.


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• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Bocas del Toro: Species database Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bocas_database/search/

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