Seanet Mid/Low Intertidal

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Corallina sp.
Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Florideophyceae, Order Corallinales, Family Corallinaceae

Finely branched erect coralline alga to 15 cm tall; featherlike with closely-spaced side branches arising from main axis; segments (intergenicula) of main axis 1-2 mm long & 1.5 mm wide; flattened. Pink, whitish, purplish.

Common, low intertidal zone; protected & exposed outer coast.

Geo Range: Alaska to Chile
Synonyms:
Similar species:  other common local erect corallines are more robust & not so finely branched as Corallina and occur lower on the shore.

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