GROWTH FORMS OF CORALLINE ALGAE
by Michael Rasser
Coralline algae are characterized by a explicitly high morphological variability. This site aims to present the main growth form features of coralline algae and sediments formed by them.
1. Small-scaled growth forms
refer, for example, to the type of branching and can be relevant for taxonomic
identifications. They were recently summarized by Bill Woelkerling.
Click here to learn more about them.
2. Larger-scaled features and sediments
refer to features such as rhodoliths or coralline algal reefs.
Chlick here to learn more about this.
Please have a look at the Palecology / Facies section to read something about the meaning of growth forms. There you can also find WWW-Links in the overview-section.