Other Coralline Algae

Coralline sp.

 Corallines are red algae in the order Corallinales. They are characterized by a thallus that is hard because of calcareous deposits contained within the cell walls. The colors of these algae are most typically pink, or some other shade of red, but some species can be purple, yellow, blue, white, or gray-green. Coralline algae play an important role in the ecology of coral reefs. Sea urchins, parrot fish, and limpets and chitons (both mollusks) feed on coralline algae. They can also be colors other than red.

Orange Coralline
Orange Coralline
Orange Coralline
Orange Coralline
Orange Coralline
Orange Coralline
Green Coralline
 

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