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Diagnostic features

Thalli in the shape of thin, reddish brown "leaves" (here in quotes because they lack the same structure and origin as a plant leaf), arranged in branching or forking patterns. Elongated cells form a "midrib" running along the length of each "leaf".

Typical habitats

Usually in coastal sites with some seawater intrusion


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