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Chondracanthus canaliculatus (Harvey) Guiry
Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Florideophyceae, Order Gigartinales, Family Gigartinaceae

Thallus cylindrical to slightly flattened, 2-3 mm wide; branches arise on opposite sides of main axis (distichous); grows in extensive mat-like clumps of entangled branches; greenish-olive to red-brown.

Abundant, mid- to low intertidal zones; protected to exposed outer coast.

Geo Range: southern Oregon to central Baja
Synonyms: Gigartina canaliculata
Similar species:

Image:
Gastroclonium subarticulatum (rt top & middle); probably Mastocarpus papillatus (top left)

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