Taxonomic studies of the Neogoniolithon fosliei complex (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Ryukyu Islands

Yasufumi Iryu, S. Matsuda

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Abstract

Taxonomic studies of the "Neogoniolithon fosliei complex' are conducted on the basis of the Recent material scollected from reefs on Ishigaki-jima. Detailed morpholgoical and anatomical examination reveals that nonarticulated coralline algae comprising the complex are classified into three species: N. fosliei, N. tenuicrustaceum sp.nov., and Neogoniolithon sp. A. The arrangement of bi-/tetrasporangia in the conceptacle chamber or the presence or absence of the central columella is proved to be of potential taxonomic significance for distinguishing Neogoniolithon from Spongites. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-448
Number of pages23
JournalTransactions & Proceedings - Paleontological Society of Japan
Volume174
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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