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Rhodymenia pacifica Kylin
Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Florideophyceae, Order Rhodymeniales, Family Rhodymeniaceae

Thalli flat 3-13 cm long, dichotomously branched; tips usually rounded, 3-10 mm wide & rather thin. Branch tips broader than Rhodymenia californica.

Abundant, on rocks; very low intertidal zone & subtidal. 

Geo Range: British Columbia to Baja
Synonyms:
Similar species: Rhodymenia californica is narrower & mostly subtidal.

Image:
coralline red algae (pink crusts & erect forms, several spp.); Aglaophenia (tan hydroid across bottom portion).

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