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Derbesia marina; Halicystis Ovalis   

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Derbesia marina
Derbesia marina
Halicystis Ovalis
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0665 (2005-04-11)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1986
  • location   Open coast (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Derbesiaceae
  • order Codiales
  • class Chlorophyceae
  • plant community   Subtidal on coralline red algae
  • notes   It was only when the branching filamentous phase of the green alga Derbesia was cultured that it was determied to be the same species as these little 10 mm 'peas,' previously called 'Halicystis.' These, then, are the sexual phase in the alga's life cycle; they grow only on coralline red algae. Depth 25 m.
  • camera   Nikonos
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • common names   Halicystis Ovalis (photographer)
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