Ceramium bisporum (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), a New Record for the Mediterranean Algal Flora

G. Sartoni and S. Boddi

Abstract

The diminutive marine red alga Ceramium bisporum Ballantine (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, where it grows as an epiphyte of Peyssonnelia rubra (Greville) J. Agardh. Vegetative and reproductive characteristics of the alga are illustrated and its occurrence along the Tuscan Archipelago coastline is discussed.

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Botanica Marina publishes high-quality contributions from all of the disciplines of marine botany at all levels of biological organisation from subcellular to ecosystem: chemistry and applications, genomics, physiology and ecology, phylogeny and biogeography. Research involving global or interdisciplinary interest is especially welcome as well as applied science papers dealing with emerging conceptual issues or developing technologies.

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