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Leathesia marina Marine Alga

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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Chordariaceae

Leathesia marina  (Lyngbye) Decaisne, 1842

Punctured Ball Weed

An annual species of the inter-tidal zone, attaching itself to rocks and othe algae. Quite globular in the young state but becoming increasingly irregular with age and when coalescing together

Bunker, Brodie, Maggs & Bunker (2017) - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland