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Phylum Rhodophyta Subphylum Eurhodophytina Class Florideophyceae Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae Order Halymeniales Family Halymeniaceae


Commonly referred to as Dragon`s Breath or Red Wig Algae.


The morphology of this genus of algae is variable, both between and within species. Generally it is dark red in colour with flat, flexible fronds attached to a basal disc holdfast. The fronds are soft-gelatinous to firm.


61 valid species[1]




  1. (http://www.algaebase.org): Guiry, M.D., Guiry, G.M, Algae Base, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007, Retrieved: 13 Apr 2011, http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=18.