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

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(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 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)

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