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Mastocarpus stellatus

Observed: 17th November 2012 By: JoCJoC is knowledgeable about PlantsJoC’s earned reputation in PlantsJoC’s earned reputation in Plants
Mastocarpus stellatus
M stellatus with Mytilus
Description:

A fan shaped dark red seaweed with dichotomous, cartilaginous, channelled fronds arising from a disc holdfast. Plants grow on rocks and is common. It used to be called Gigartina stellata.

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dejayM's picture

right

Jo
It does not take much research to prove you right here - it is, as you say (surely) M.stellatus, a name accepted by WorMS.
I fear it is such a small portion and so looking untypical of most illustrations I could find.
But then, at last, you have an agreement!

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Variation in form of M. stellatus

Mastocarpus stellata thanks dj. You have been busy with the seaweeds. I added this thinner form as a comparison to the broader forms already posted on iSpot.

Jo

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full monté