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Silvetia compressa (J.Agardh) Serrao et al.
Phylum Ochrophyta, Class Phaeophyceae, Order Fucales, Family Fucaceae

Thallus to 90 cm long, dichotomous branches 2-5 mm wide; subcylindrical with branch tips more compressed; dark olive-green to yellowish-brown. 

Common, mid-intertidal zone, protected outer coast.

Geo Range: British Columbia to Baja
Synonyms: Pelvetia fastigiata, Fucus compressus

Similar species: Fucus & Hesperophycus have wider, more flattened thalli; Hesperophycus has white hairs.

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