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Name derivation:

Algaia – aGreek mythological grace; thamnion – a small bush


Aglaothamnion  Feldmann-Mazoyer 1941;  34 of 45 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry andGuiry 2016)

Subclass Florideophyceae;  Order Ceramiales; Family Callithamniaceae

Synonym Callithamnion (many species).


Erect, uniseriate axes with spiral or radial branching, rarely altenate.  Prostrate axes attacyhed by rhizoids (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).

Similar genera:


East coast of North America from Nova Scotia to Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Bermuda, Uruguay, the Caribbean, Brazil, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, south Africa, Indo-Pacific and Australia (Ibid.)



Dawes, C.J. and A.C. Mathieson 2008. Seaweeds of Florida. University Press of Florida (592 pp).

Feldmann-Mazoyer, G.  1941 '1940'.  Recherches sur les Céramiacées de la Méditerranée occidentale. pp. 1-510, 191 figs, pls I-IV. Alger: Imprimerie Minerva.

Guiry, M.D., and G.M. Guiry  2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 January 2013.