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Table 1 Comparative summary of information for L. muelleri and P. repandum for different geographical areas

From: Range extension and morphological characterization of rhodolith-forming species (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) from shallow water in the Mexican South Pacific

Species Site Growth form Thallus construction Epithalial cells length (μm) Epithalial cells diameter (μm) Tetrasporangial conceptacle chamber height (μm) Tetrasporangial conceptacle chamber diameter (μm) Resource information
Lithothamnion muelleri Mexican South Pacific Lumpy to fructicose Monomerous 2–4 3–8 106–190 220–466 Present study
Gulf of California Lumpy to fructicose Monomerous 2–5 7–10 100–210 210–350 Robinson et al. (2013)
Nicaragua Lumpy to fructicose Monomerous 2–5 7–10 170–250 350–700 Robinson et al. (2013)
Espírito Santo State, Brazil Encrusting to lumpy to fructicose Monomerous 150–190 350–500 Amado-Filho et al. (2010)
Southern Australia Crustose to warty Monomerous 1–8 2–8 150–200 280–750 Woelkerling (1996)
Espírito Santo State, Brazil Warty Monomerous 4–6 5–7 200–320 375–755 Henriques et al. (2011)
Phymatolithon repandum Mexican South Pacific Lumpy to fructicose Monomerous 2–5.8 5–12 93–129 271–377 Present study
Southern Australia Encrusting to warty to fructicose Monomerous 2–8 1–8 50–150 96–300 Woelkerling (1996)