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Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis Marine Alga

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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Fucaceae

Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis  (Hudson) Kützing, 1849

Bladder Wrack; Black Tang

A bladderless variety found on exposed shores where having bladders is a disadvantage. Often shorter than Fucus vesiculosus with the fronds more tiered, giving a bulkier appearance

Chris Johnson

Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore