Phylum

Rhodophyta (Red algae)

Gloiosiphonia verticillaris. Photo: (c) holdfast…, some rights reserved (CC BY)

The red algae, or Rhodophyta (/roʊˈdɒfɪtə/ roh-DOF-fit-tə or /ˌroʊdəˈfaɪtə/ ROH-də-FY-tə; from Ancient Greek: ῥόδον rhodon, “rose” and φυτόν phyton, “plant”), are one of the oldest groups of eukaryotic algae. The Rhodophyta also comprises one of the largest phyla of algae, containing over 7,000 currently recognized species with taxonomic revisions ongoing. The majority of species (6,793) are found in the Florideophyceae (class), and consist of mostly multicellular, marine algae, including many…

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