Mesophyllum expansum

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Mesophyllum expansum is a species of red alga belonging to the family Hapalidiaceae.[1][2]

Description

Mesophyllum expansum can reach a diameter of about 30 centimetres (12 in). Illuminated by artificial light they show a beautiful pink color, with hanging branches. These calcareous encrusting organisms can be observed occasionally near the surface and can reach a depth of 70 metres (230 ft).[3]

Distribution

This species is widespread in the Mediterranean Sea.[3]

Bibliography

  • Cabioch, J. & Mendoza, M.L. (2003). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) comb. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophytes), et mise au point sur led Mesophyllum des mers d'Europe. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 44: 257–273.
  • Guiry, M.D. (2009). Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & Mendoza, 2003. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2009). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Mesophyllum expansum: Brief Summary

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Mesophyllum expansum is a species of red alga belonging to the family Hapalidiaceae.

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