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Welcome to Acrosiphonia coalita's homepage!

Acrosiphonia growth near Halosaccion (Photo by Ken Sebens)

Acrosiphonia curls shown at 4 x magnification


40X magnification of a single Acrosiphonia cell, note the reticulated chloroplast.




Welcome to the home website for the beautiful and charismatic green algae, Acrosiphonia coalita. Here you will find information on the taxonomy, habitat, morphology, life history, ecology, and a photo gallery of epizoic growth. This species was chosen because of its unique morphology and its odd tendency to be epizoic on limpets, which is very cool! Sadly, this algae species tends to be underappreciated and under studied.

For questions and permission to use photos and/or text, feel free to email me at the address below.




Website created by:

Travis Seaborn

ZooBot Spring Quarter 2009

Friday Harbor Laboratories

University of Washington

All images created by the author, except where indicated, and cannot be used without permission from the author.