Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph Dougherty. All rights reserved. Microcladia coulteri Harvey Coulter's Feather Algae Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Florideophyceae Thallus planar 35-40 cm tall (usually smaller); main axis with many highly branched delicate laterals. Common, epiphytic on larger red algae such as blades of Chondracanthus sp. (as in photo). Geogr. Range: British Columbia to Baja Synonyms: Similar species: Plocamium pacificum has zig-zag main axis while that of Microcladia is ~straight.

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