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Jania rubens dichotomous branching
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CORALLINALES
Bahar ic-caghaq
8/08/12
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Seaweed.ie
Algaebase
Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux, 1816
Corallinaceae
Detail showing dichotomous branching
Non-calcified region (transparent) between calcified areas
Jania rubens is a common red alga around the Maltese Islands. It appears as a pink fluffy alga in very shallow water. It is calcified, with paler tips and branches dichotomously (bifurcation). It is an epiphytic alga living in the upper sublittoral areas.