Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) Kylin ex Newton

Cryptopleura ramosa

Description: Thin, membranous, brownish red fronds, to 200 mm long. Frond ± dichotomously divided, becoming irregular in upper parts. Frond with spots of iridescence, with undulate, often proliferous margins, sometimes with flattened hooks or with rhizoidal attachment processes. Very variable in growth form and often mididentified.
Habitat: On rock and Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal and subtidal to 32 m, generally distributed, common.
Notes: Gonimophyllum buffhamii, a minute parasite, occurs rarely on subtidal plants of Cryptopleura on southern and western coasts.
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Cryptopleura ramosa © M.D. Guiry

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