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Name derivation:



Rhodogorgon  J.N. Norris and K.E. Bucher  1989;  1 of 2 species descriptions is currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).

Order Rhodogorgonales;  Family Rhodogorgonaceae



Thalli are calcified, densely branched and multiaxial, attached to a substrate.  Calciferous cells have calcium carbonate precipitate and are often fused together (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).

Similar genera:



Marine subtropical to tropical habitats;  reported from Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean to depths of 12 m, Papua New Guinae and Fiji (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 30 May  2014.

Norris, J.N. and K.E. Bucher  1989.  Rhodogorgon, an anomolous new red algal genus from the Caribbean Sea.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102(4): 1050-1066.