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Laurencia is a genus of red algae that mostly occurs in the sea near islands.[not verified in body]

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Ecology and habitats

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Genus Laurencia is found globally on shores in temperate to tropical area, "littoral to sublittoral," and are seen at depths up to 65 m deep.[1] A variety of species are found near the British Isles (see below).

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The AlgaeBase, a database with detailed information on species of Laurencia, includes 145 taxonomically accepted species as of October 2015[update], and differentiates these from a further ~375 entries of uncertain taxonomic status, and further delineates homotypic or heterotypic synonyms.[1]

Some of the most common types of Laurencia include the shallow subtidal Laurencia nidifica,[2] Laurencia brongniartii on the Protea banks,[citation needed] Laurencia complanata near Hluleka,[citation needed] Laurencia flexuosa in False Bay,[citation needed] Laurencia glomerata in Port Nolloth and Melkbosstrand,[citation needed] Laurencia natalensis from Pearly Beach to Agulhas,[citation needed] Laurencia obtusa in Cape Hangklip,[citation needed] Laurencia peninsularis, which is endemic from False Bay to East London,[according to whom?][citation needed] and Laurencia pumila, which ranges from Tsitsikamma to Mozambique.[according to whom?][citation needed] Species seen in the British Isles[according to whom?] include Laurencia hybrida,[3] Laurencia obtuse (Hudson)[4][full citation needed] Laurencia osmunda.[3][5][page needed] Laurencia pinnatifida,[citation needed] Laurencia pyramidalis,[citation needed] and Laurencia truncate.[5]

Further reading

  • Fish, J.D.; Fish, S. (2012). "Algae". A Student's Guide to the Seashore. New York, NY, USA: Springer Science & Business. pp. 30–65, esp. 62–64. ISBN 978-9401158886. Retrieved 10 February 2016..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). "Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées" [Essay on the Genera of the Family of Non-Articulated Thalassiophytes] (PDF). Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 20: 21–47, 115–139, 267–293. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  • Papenfuss, G.F. (1947). "Generic names of algae proposed for conservation". Madroño. 9: 8–17.[full citation needed]

References

  1. ^ a b c Guiry, M. D. & Guiry, G. M. (2016). "Laurencia J.V.Lamouroux, 1813, nom. cons.". AlgaeBase. Galway, IRL: National University of Ireland. Retrieved 11 February 2016.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Laurencia nidifica". www.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Fish, J.D.; Fish, S. (2012). "Algae". A Student's Guide to the Seashore. New York, NY, USA: Springer Science & Business. pp. 30–65, esp. 62–64. ISBN 978-9401158886. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  4. ^ Lamouroux.[full citation needed]
  5. ^ a b Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). "Rhodophyta, Part 3A: Ceramiales". Seaweeds of the British Isles. 1. London, ENG: HMSO[clarification needed]. ISBN 978-0113100453.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link) [page needed]


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