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Ballantine and Aponte 1996


scientific article | Nova Hedwigia

Verdigellas nektongammea (Tetrasporales, Chlorophyta), a new deep-water species from the Bahamas

Ballantine DL, Aponte NE


Abstract

Specimens representing a new species of the green algal genus Verdigellas, are described from deep-water collections made using the submersible DSV NEKTON GAMMA in the Bahamas. Verdigellas nektongammea forms erect and spreading irregular palmate lobes, up to 2.0 cm in height and 4.0 cm across. The new species is unique among benthic marine Tetrasporales in posessing vegetative cells arrange in reticulate mucilaginous strands internally, resulting in numerous hollow cavities.

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Depth range
61- 76 m

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Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Bahamas

Platforms
Manned Submersible


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David Ballantine ( 11 pubs)