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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Himanthaliaceae

Himanthalia elongata  (Linnaeus) S.F. Gray, 1821

Thong Weed

A common seaweed of the low-water zone. The actual frond is a button-like strcture with a short stipe. The thongs are the reproductive bodies which grow from the buttons

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore;
Bunker, et al - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland

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