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Diagnostic features

Branched filamentous rhodophyte. Stems and branches are multiseriate, and the branch tips are often distinctively curled up. May be pink or red-brown. The main stem attaches by a holdfast to submerged objects.

Typical habitats

Most common in coastal sites with some seawater intrusion


Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Rhodophyta
Class Florideophyceae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Common name Red algae