Checklist of Rhodophyta
that live in the water on or around Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 27 April 2017)


The species listed below are likely a small percentage of the red algae that grow in the ocean adjacent to Mount Desert Island.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.





Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Florideophyceae Gigartinales Gigartinaceae Chondrus crispus (L.) J. Stackhouse Irish-moss Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Florideophyceae Corallinales Corallinaceae Corallina officinalis L. coral weed Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Florideophyceae Corallinales Corallinaceae Lithothamnion glaciale Kjellm. ? Champlainers (RGG, STG)
Florideophyceae Palmariales Palmariaceae Palmaria palmata (L.) F. Weber & D. Mohr dulse Champlainers (RGG, TFV)
Florideophyceae Ceramiales Rhodymeniophycidae Polysiphonia ? ? ? Champlainers (RGG, TFV)


Sources:
   Champlainers:
      RGG = Ruth Gortner Grierson
      STG = Scott T. Grierson
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining