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Geographic range: Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Maria, Baja California, Mexico
Key features:It is usually lanceolate in shape (tapering towards both ends). Purple-red in color with extensive bumps (papillae).
Similar species: Chondracanthus corymbiferus -- Cow's tongue
Habitat(s): bay (rocky shore), exposed rocky shore, kelp forest, protected rocky shore