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Burgundy crust alga
Peyssonnelia rubra
(Greville) J. Agardh

This species form thin, hard, highly calcified encrustations. Growth follows the contours of the substrate and resembles a painted coating. Outer margins may not be tightly attached. Dark red to burgundy in color.

Prefer shaded areas, attached to hard substrates.

Abundant to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Burgundy crust alga (Peyssonnelia rubra)