Leptofauchea cocosana

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Taxonavigation: Rhodymeniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Rhodymeniales

Familia: Faucheaceae
Genus: Leptofauchea
Species: Leptofauchea cocosana


Leptofauchea cocosana Filloramo & G.W.Saunders, 2015

  • Holotype locality: Winter Wall, south of Horsburgh Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia, Indian Ocean (-12.08788°S, 96.83701°E).
  • Holotype (cystocarpic): K. Dixon and G.W. Saunders; 12 May 2013; from 15 m on reef flat. UNB GWS037755. DNA barcode: GenBank KR140330, COI-5P.


  • Filloramo, G.V. & Saunders, G.W. 2015. A re-examination of the genus Leptofauchea (Faucheaceae, Rhodymeniales) with clarification of species in Australia and the northwest Pacific. Phycologia 54(4): 375–384. Reference page. : 378, figs 5–8
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. Leptofauchea cocosana. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 18 June 2018.