Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

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Nongeniculate coralline

Taxonomy

It is important to note that the taxonomy especially on a species and genera level has some degree of uncertainty and could change around a little in the future.

Division Rhodophyta

   Class Rhodophyceae

      Order Corallinales

         Family Corallinaceae*

           Subfamilies (4 valid ones):   

           Choreonematoideae- no secondary pit-connections or cell fusions

           Lithophylloideae- cell fusions rare

           Mastophoroideae- secondary pit-connections rare

           Melobesioideae- tetrasporangial conceptacles multiporate

 

           (These have also been proposed, but contain problems.)

           Nulliporoideae

           Lithocystoideae

           Lithothanminioideae

           Chaetolithoideae

           Solenoporoideae

           Sporolithoideae

           Schmitzielloideae

*The family includes both geniculate and nongeniculate corallines and has seven subfamilies. Geniculate subfamilies are not listed.

© 2001 Melissa Roth