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Ballantine and Norris 1994


scientific article | Crypt. Bot

Verdigellas, a new deep-water genus (Tetrasporales, Chlorophyta) from the tropical western Atlantic

Ballantine DL, Norris JN


Abstract

Verdigellas, a new genus of gelatinous green algae, is described from deep-water collections made in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas in the western Atlantic. Verdigellas presently contains two species, V. fimbriata sp. Nov., designated the generitype, and V. peltata sp. nov. which have irregularly arranged coccoid cells that are more dense at the surface fo the thallus than within. Verdigellas peltata forms simple peltate cushions and is very abundant on deep-reef slopes when encountered. Verdigellas fimbriata is a foliose species with intricate, irregular branches produced along the margins.

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Meta-data
Depth range
46- 100 m

Mesophotic “mentions”

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Classification
* Presents original data
* Reports new species
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range

Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Puerto Rico
Bahamas

Platforms
Manned Submersible
Dredging / trawling

Author profiles
David Ballantine ( 11 pubs)