Samiksha Jaiswal

Porolithon

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Domain  Eukaryota
Class  Rhodophyceae
Rank  Genus
Division  Rhodophyta
Family  Corallinaceae
Order  Coralline algae
Porolithon Porolithon pachydermum calcareous red algae San Salvado Flickr
Similar  Coralline algae, Lithophyllum, Amphiroa, Mesophyllum, Lithothamnion

Porolithon is a genus of red alga comprising 15 species. The Porolithon are the primary reef building algae. When coral reefs reach sea level, the corals break under the high energy impact of the waves, while the coralline red algae, primarily Porolithon, continuing building and cementing the reef structure.

Porolithon Algae CORALLINACEAE Porolithon species Marine Iconography of

Species

Some species in the genus are:

  • P. aequinoctiale
  • P. antillarum
  • P. castellum
  • P. cocosicum
  • P. colliculosum
  • P. conicum
  • P. craspedium
  • P. gardineri
  • P. improcerum
  • P. marshallensis
  • P. oligarpum
  • P. oligocarpum
  • P. orbiculatum
  • P. pachydermum
  • P. sonorense

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    Porolithon Porolithon gardineri Foslie Foslie Algaebase
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    Porolithon RhodophytaReef3
    Porolithon Marine Plants of Hawai39i Corallinales

    References

    Porolithon Wikipedia


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