Desmarestia Taxonomy
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Desmarestia

Taxonomy

Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

Division: Heterokontophyta

Class: Phaeophyceae

Order: Desmarestiales

Family: Desmarestiaceae

Genus: Desmarestia

Species: over 40 worldwide

diagram tree of order, family, genus, species


There are many species of Desmarestia. The other genera from the family Desmarestiales have only one specie. The species Himantothallus grandifolius and Phaeurus antarcticus are endemic to Antarctica. Arthrocladiaceae is the only member of the order Desmarestiales that is not found in Antarctica, it is common in the North Atlantic.

 

Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

© 2005 Ashley Maloney

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