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Podacystis adriatica syn Surirella adriatica, Podacystis americana

Collected in samples from Caribbean waters around Carrie Bow Cay in Belize during Feb. 2001. Cells are generally epiphytic on larger algae, attached by stipe or pad. Frequently confused with P. spathulata, both common to temperate and sub-tropical waters. See Hendey Taxonomic References.