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Red/pink seaweed with 'leaves'?

Observed: 14th February 2013 By: ursa minor
Swanpool (22)b
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JoC's picture

Red seaweed

Phycodrys rubens is leafy. A. armata is filamentous. It cannot be both. Ursaminor thought it leafy when s/he posted it. Seaweed id is easier if the specimen is photographed spread out on a white background as well as in situ.

Jo

dejayM's picture

Soldiers and Batters

Origin December 2015
I suspect this IS Harpoon Weed but we really cannot agree without a little more photo-evidence or a response to Esther H's question. Unfortunately, I think Esther and ursa minor have left the arena. JoC and I are still here, soldiering away!
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Added 2017.
I do not take lightly the power given me by an Icon collection. However, Likely was with Asparagopsis armata but I believe we need to be more certain. One certaintly is that this is a red Seaweed; I'd like to think that anyone coming might accept that we need a liitle more than one distant picture for a positive species ID - but not always.
Like me, for a while, ursa minor thought Batters was the common name
I am wandering through difficult reds, paying attention to those without agreements.
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