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Colpomenia peregrina Marine Alga

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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Scytosiphonaceae

Colpomenia peregrina  Sauvageau, 1927

Oyster Thief

The thallus is a hollow 'bag', variously shaped. Dry and papery to the touch and easily torn. An introduced species from the north-east Pacific, but not thought to be harmful to the local environment

Fletcher (1987) - Seaweeds of the British Isles, Volume 3 Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae), Part 1