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Nongeniculate coralline

California Nongeniculate Coralline Species

California is rich in nongeniculate corallines. We have 28 species of corallines from 13 genera found in our waters. Below is a taxonomic list of locally found corallines:         

Lithothamnion aculeiferum

L. australe

L. califonicum

L. crassiusculum

L. giganteum

L. microsporum

L. montereyicum

L. pacificum

L. phymatodeum

L. volcanum

Melobesia marginata

M. mediocris

Mesophyllum conchatum

M. lamellatum

Clathromorphum parcum

Neopolyporolithon reclinatum

Lithophyllum grumosum

L. imitans

L. lichenare

L. proboscideum

Tenarea ascripticia

T. dispar

Pseudolithophyllum neofarlowii

Choreonema thuretii

Fosliella paschalis

Heteroderma nicholsii

Hydrolithon decipiens

Neogoniolithon setchelli

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