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Name derivation:



Amphiroa  J.V. Lamouroux  1812;  54 of 229 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).

Order Corallinales;  Family Corallinaceae



Small thalli up to 5 cm tall, calcified, light pink in color, attached with crust-like holdfasts.  Dichotomously branched mostly at joints, in one plane, branches often recurved (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).


Similar genera:



Marine, subtropical to tropical, widespread, reported from Florida, the Carolinas, Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico,  eastern North and South Atlantic, Lesser Antilles, the Cribbean, Brazil, Uruguay, Mauritius and Australia. (Ibid.).




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

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2014.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 May  2016.

Lamouroux, [J.V.F.]  1812.  Extrait d'un mémoire sur la classification des Polypiers coralligènes non entièrement pierreux.  Nouveaux Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomathique de Paris 3: 181-188.