Leptofauchea coralligena

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Leptofauchea coralligena
Scientific classification e
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Rhodymeniales
Family: Faucheaceae
Genus: Leptofauchea
Species: L. coralligena
Binomial name
Leptofauchea coralligena
De Clerck

Leptofauchea coralligena is a species of red algae that was first discovered in the Mediterranean Sea in 2007. Molecular analysis determined that Rhodymenia ardissonei was in fact two distinct species. Rhodymenia ardissonei lives in relatively shallow water whereas Leptofauchea coralligena lives in deeper waters.[1]


  1. ^ Rodriguez-Prieto, CONXI; Olivier de Clerck (2009). "Leptofauchea coralligena (Faucheaceae, Rhodophyta), a new species from the Mediterranean Sea" (PDF). European Journal of Phycology. 44 (1): 107–121. doi:10.1080/09670260802357111.