Rhodophyta

(redirected from Coralline algae)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Rhodophyta

members of the Thallophyta division Rhodophyta, in which the chlorophyll is masked by PHYCOERYTHRIN. Rhodophytes vary from filamentous forms to those with an extensive thallus, and have gametes that are nonmotile.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Coralline algae thrive globally in almost all coastal habitats where there is sufficient light and hard substrate to attach.
The animals appear to be patchily distributed in areas along the southern California mainland, and distribution may be correlated with substrate type (flat rock preferred over uneven), relief (low relief with scattered rock and boulders preferred over high relief), the presence of intermittent sand channels that may accumulate drift kelp, and algal composition in that Pelagophycus porra, Laminaria farlowii, Agarum fimbriatum, Pterygophora californica, and coralline algae (articulated and crustose) are often present in areas where pinto abalone occur (Bird unpublished data, Hagey et al.
Heidi Burdett, Heriot-Watt University research fellow, said: "We found that there was a rapid, communitylevel shift to net dissolution, meaning that within that community, the skeletons of calcifying organisms like starfish and coralline algae were dissolving.
Coralline algae are essential for reef building as they are the preferred substrate for free-swimming coral larvae to settle on and start building their limestone skeletons.
High recruit density was also measured on tiles with low turf and high coralline algae abundance.
Suitable for both beginner and advanced snorkellers, it showcases a variety of marine life including dogfish, barrel jellyfish, anemones, lobster, crab, kelp forests and maerl, an unusual red coralline algae.
In contrast, other algal species, including particular species of crustose coralline algae (CCA) (Ritson-Williams et al., 2010, 2014) and compounds derived from CCA (Kitamura et al., 2007, 2009) facilitate larval settlement of scleractinian corals.
Both nests were made from dry branches of Saueida monica dominating the island, drifted wood, cystoseira, coralline algae, seaweeds, elephant ear sponges.
In this captivating title, young readers will discover some of the amazing plants and animals--from coralline algae and sea grasses to porcupine fish and moon jellies--that flourish in the tropical conditions of coral reef ecosystems.
Textural and mineralogical changes in coralline algae, during meteoric diagenesis: an experimental approach.