Red algae (rhodophyta) in rivers
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Freshwater red algae are presently classified into five classes based on recent molecular phylogenetic and supporting morphological analyses: Bangiophyceae, Compsopogonophyceae, Florideophyceae, Porphyridiophyceae, and Stylonematophyceae. Red algae are well represented in river ecosystems and many freshwater members occur exclusively in lotic habitats. These algae are usually important constituents of stream floras, either in terms of abundance or distribution from local scale to biomes. This chapter treats all the genera from river habitats, with an emphasis on the benthic forms and macroscopic taxa. Basic descriptions of 26 genera are provided, along with illustrations and information on the habitat.
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Necchi, Orlando. Red algae (rhodophyta) in rivers. River Algae, p. 65-91. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/220835>.