, Volume 26, Issue 3-4, pp 539-573

The genus Clathromorphum (Corallinaceae) in the Gulf of Maine

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Summary

This paper is the second of a series covering the crustose corallines of the Gulf of Maine. Information on anatomy, cytology and the development of the reproductive structures is presented to show that Clathromorphum is a genus distinct from both Phymatolithon and the branching members of Lithothamnium. Also, for the two species of this genus present in the region, reproductive cycles and geographic and bathymetric distributions are presented and discussed.

Part of a study undertaken while working on a Ph. D. program at the University of Michigan. The necessary field work was made possible by the generous support of: the American Petroleum Institute (Grant-in-aid No. 85), the Geological Society of America (Penrose Grant No. 912-62), the Office of Naval Research (Nonr 1841 (74), through the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.