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Name derivation:


Centroceras  Kützing 1842;  17 of 35 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).

Subclass Florideophyceae; Order Ceramiales;  Family Ceramiaceae



Filaments in bushy tufts, usually dichotomously branched with lateral cortication, attached by basal and lateral rhizoids.Cells uninucleate with many discoid plastids.Dioecious gametophytes (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).


Similar genera:

Ceramium and Corallophila (Ibid.).


Widespread in subtropical and tropical coasts on mangrove roots, shells and limestone (Ibid.)



Dawes, C. J. and A. C. Mathieson. 2008. The seaweeds of Florida. Univ. Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 591 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 2 May 2014.

Kützing, F.T.  1842 '1841). Ueber Ceramium Ag. Linnaea 15: 727-746.