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Family: Rhodomelaceae (See list of species below)

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124 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthophora muscoides
[purple spiny sea moss]
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Acanthophora nayadiformis
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Acanthophora spicifera
[Erect sea moss]
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Alsidium corallinum
[coral corsican moss]
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Alsidium helminthochorton
[Corsican moss]
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Amplisiphonia pacifica
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Bostrychia montagnei
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Bostrychia scorpioides
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Bostrychia tenella
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Bostrychia vaga
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Bryothamnion seaforthii
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Cladhymenia coronata
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Colacopsis velutina
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Dasyclonium flaccidum
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Dasyclonium incisum
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Digenea simplex
[Red seabroom]
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Dipterosiphonia dendritica
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Dipterosiphonia parva
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Endosiphonia horrida
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Fernandosiphonia unilateralis
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Halopithys incurva
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Herposiphonia dendroidea
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Herposiphonia pacifica
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Herposiphonia parca
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Herposiphonia pecten-veneris
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Herposiphonia plumula
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Herposiphonia secunda
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Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella
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Janczewskia gardneri
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Laurencia brongniartii
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Laurencia caraibica
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Laurencia claviformis
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Laurencia congesta
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Laurencia decumbens
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Laurencia densissima
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Laurencia elata
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Laurencia filiformis
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Laurencia glandulifera
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Laurencia intricata
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Laurencia johnstonii
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Laurencia ligulata
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Laurencia majuscula
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Laurencia mariannensis
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Laurencia mediocris
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Laurencia microcladia
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Laurencia minuta
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Laurencia obtusa
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Laurencia oppositocladia
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Laurencia pinnata
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Laurencia pinnatifida
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Laurencia poitei
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Laurencia snyderae
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Leveillea jungermannioides
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Levringiella microscopica
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Lophocladia lallemandii
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Lophosiphonia cristata
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Lophosiphonia obscura
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Lophosiphonia prostrata
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Lophurella caespitosa
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Lophurella hookeriana
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Lophurella patula
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Melanamansia glomerata
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Neorhodomela larix
[black pine]
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Neosiphonia ferulacea
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Neosiphonia harveyi
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Neosiphonia savatieri
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Odonthalia floccosa
[sea brush]
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Odonthalia washingtoniensis
[toothed-twig seaweed]
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Osmundea hybrida
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Osmundea pedicularioides
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Osmundea spectabilis
[sea laurel]
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Palisada corallopsis
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Palisada intermedia
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Palisada patentiramea
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Palisada perforata
[pepper dulse]
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Palisada surculigera
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Palisada thuyoides
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Placophora binderi
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Polysiphonia abscissa
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Polysiphonia anisogona
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Polysiphonia atlantica
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Polysiphonia brodiei
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Polysiphonia coacta
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Polysiphonia codicola
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Polysiphonia crassicollis
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Polysiphonia denudata
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Polysiphonia elongata
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Polysiphonia exilis
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Polysiphonia flabelliformis
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Polysiphonia fucoides
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Polysiphonia havanensis
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Polysiphonia howei
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Polysiphonia japonica var. savatieri
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Polysiphonia kampsaxii
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Polysiphonia lanosa
[tube weed]
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Polysiphonia nigra
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Polysiphonia opaca
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Polysiphonia pacifica
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Polysiphonia platycarpa
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Polysiphonia scopulorum
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Polysiphonia scopulorum var. villum
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Polysiphonia senticulosa
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Polysiphonia sertularioides
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Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa var. sphaerocarpa
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Polysiphonia stricta
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Polysiphonia subtilissima
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Polysiphonia tuticorinensis
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Polysiphonia upolensis
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Pterosiphonia bipinnata
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Pterosiphonia complanata
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Pterosiphonia dendroidea
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Pterosiphonia disticha
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Pterosiphonia gracilis
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Pterosiphonia paucicorticata
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Pterosiphonia pusilla
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Rhodomela confervoides
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Rhodomela lycopodioides
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Rytiphlaea tinctoria
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Spirocladia barodensis
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Tolypiocladia calodictyon
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Tolypiocladia condensata
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Tolypiocladia glomerulata
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Wrightiella blodgettii
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Yuzurua poiteaui
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124 Species of Family Rhodomelaceae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthophora muscoides purple spiny sea moss Western Indian Ocean and
Acanthophora nayadiformis Western Indian Ocean.
Acanthophora spicifera Erect sea moss Atlantic Ocean
Alsidium corallinum coral corsican moss Mediterranean Sea. 10 TL
Alsidium helminthochorton Corsican moss Mediterranean Sea. 5 TL
Amplisiphonia pacifica Northeast Pacific
Bostrychia montagnei Western Central Atlantic
Bostrychia scorpioides Western Central Atlantic
Bostrychia tenella Indo-West Pacific and Wes
Bostrychia vaga Antarctic Indian Ocean
Bryothamnion seaforthii Western Central Atlantic
Cladhymenia coronata Southwest Pacific
Colacopsis velutina Antarctic Indian Ocean
Dasyclonium flaccidum Western Pacific
Dasyclonium incisum Indo-Southwest Pacific
Digenea simplex Red seabroom Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Dipterosiphonia dendritica Southeast Pacific
Dipterosiphonia parva Southeast Pacific
Endosiphonia horrida Western Indian Ocean
Fernandosiphonia unilateralis Southeast Pacific
Halopithys incurva Mediterranean Sea.
Herposiphonia dendroidea Western Central Pacific
Herposiphonia pacifica Pacific Ocean
Herposiphonia parca Western Central Atlantic
Herposiphonia pecten-veneris Western Central Atlantic
Herposiphonia plumula Eastern Pacific
Herposiphonia secunda Indo-West Pacific and Wes
Herposiphonia secunda f. tenella Southeast Pacific
Janczewskia gardneri Eastern Pacific
Laurencia brongniartii Southwest Pacific
Laurencia caraibica Western Central Atlantic
Laurencia claviformis Southeast Pacific
Laurencia congesta Southeast Pacific
Laurencia decumbens Questionable in Easter Is
Laurencia densissima Southeast Pacific
Laurencia elata Indo-West Pacific.
Laurencia filiformis Western Central Atlantic
Laurencia glandulifera Western Central Pacific
Laurencia intricata Western Indian Ocean and
Laurencia johnstonii Eastern Central Pacific
Laurencia ligulata Southeast Pacific
Laurencia majuscula Indo-West Pacific
Laurencia mariannensis Western Central Pacific
Laurencia mediocris Southeast Pacific
Laurencia microcladia Western Indian Ocean and
Laurencia minuta Western Indian Ocean
Laurencia obtusa Indo-Pacific, Atlantic an
Laurencia oppositocladia Southeast Pacific
Laurencia pinnata Western Central Pacific
Laurencia pinnatifida Northeast Atlantic
Laurencia poitei Western Central Atlantic
Laurencia snyderae Western Indian Ocean
Leveillea jungermannioides Indo-West Pacific.
Levringiella microscopica Southeast Pacific
Lophocladia lallemandii Western Indian Ocean.
Lophosiphonia cristata Western Central Atlantic
Lophosiphonia obscura Western Indian Ocean.
Lophosiphonia prostrata Indo-West Pacific.
Lophurella caespitosa Southwest Pacific
Lophurella hookeriana Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lophurella patula Antarctic Indian Ocean
Melanamansia glomerata Western Central Pacific
Neorhodomela larix black pine Eastern Pacific
Neosiphonia ferulacea Western Indian Ocean and
Neosiphonia harveyi Northeast Atlantic
Neosiphonia savatieri Western Central Pacific
Odonthalia floccosa sea brush Eastern Pacific
Odonthalia washingtoniensis toothed-twig seaweed Eastern Pacific
Osmundea hybrida Western Indian Ocean and
Osmundea pedicularioides Western Indian Ocean
Osmundea spectabilis sea laurel Eastern Pacific
Palisada corallopsis Western Central Atlantic
Palisada intermedia Western Indian Ocean
Palisada patentiramea Western Indian Ocean.
Palisada perforata pepper dulse Indo-West Pacific, Atlant
Palisada surculigera Western Central Pacific
Palisada thuyoides Western Indian Ocean
Placophora binderi Indo-Pacific.
Polysiphonia abscissa Antarctic Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia anisogona Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Polysiphonia atlantica Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Polysiphonia brodiei Western Indian Ocean and
Polysiphonia coacta Western Indian Ocean.
Polysiphonia codicola Western Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia crassicollis Western Indian Ocean.
Polysiphonia denudata Western Indian Ocean and
Polysiphonia elongata Northeast Atlantic
Polysiphonia exilis Western Central Atlantic
Polysiphonia flabelliformis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia fucoides Northeast Atlantic
Polysiphonia havanensis Western Central Atlantic
Polysiphonia howei Western Central Pacific
Polysiphonia japonica var. savatieri Southeast Pacific
Polysiphonia kampsaxii Western Indian Ocean.
Polysiphonia lanosa tube weed Western Central Pacific
Polysiphonia nigra Northeast Atlantic
Polysiphonia opaca Western Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia pacifica Eastern Pacific
Polysiphonia platycarpa Western Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia scopulorum Pacific and Atlantic Ocea
Polysiphonia scopulorum var. villum Western Central Atlantic
Polysiphonia senticulosa Northeast Atlantic
Polysiphonia sertularioides Western Central Atlantic
Polysiphonia sphaerocarpa var. sphaerocarpa
Polysiphonia stricta Northeast Atlantic
Polysiphonia subtilissima Western Central Pacific
Polysiphonia tuticorinensis Western Indian Ocean
Polysiphonia upolensis Western Central Pacific
Pterosiphonia bipinnata Eastern Pacific
Pterosiphonia complanata Northeast Atlantic
Pterosiphonia dendroidea Southeast Pacific and Nor
Pterosiphonia disticha Southeast Pacific
Pterosiphonia gracilis Eastern Pacific
Pterosiphonia paucicorticata Southeast Pacific
Pterosiphonia pusilla Southeast Pacific
Rhodomela confervoides Northeast Atlantic
Rhodomela lycopodioides Northeast Atlantic
Rytiphlaea tinctoria Mediterranean Sea.
Spirocladia barodensis Eastern Indian Ocean
Tolypiocladia calodictyon Western Central Pacific
Tolypiocladia condensata Western Central Pacific
Tolypiocladia glomerulata Indo-West Pacific.
Wrightiella blodgettii Western Central Atlantic
Yuzurua poiteaui Western Indian Ocean and



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