Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

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Nongeniculate coralline

Photos: Structures

This picture shows many different corallines, some smooth and some with protuberances.

 

 

 

 

 

knobby crustose corallineThe following are three close-up shots of different corallines to emphasize some small differences. Nobby protuberances (right).

 

 

overlapping crusts(Above) Unidentified crustose species. One is growing on top of the other.

(Below) Lithothamnion is representative of a smooth and bumpy crust.Lithothamnion

Lithophyllum margaritae is a globular coralline.

(picture courtesy of J. Connor)

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