red algae & green algae

Jason Y 5th

What is red algae?

The red algae, or Rhodophyta, are one of the oldest groups of eukaryotic algae, and also one of the largest, with about 5,000–6,000 species of mostly multicellular, marine algae, including many notable seaweeds.

where is red algae found?

red algae contains pigments that absorb blue light waves, it can be found deeper in the ocean than some other algaes. Habitat and Distribution: Red algae are found around the world from polar to tropical waters, and are commonly found in tide pools and in coral reefs.

green algae

green algae

The green algae are a large, informal grouping of algae consisting of the Chlorophyte and Charophyte algae, which are now placed in separate Divisions. The land plants or Embryophytes are thought to have emerged from the Charophytes.