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Grape tongue

Cryptopleura ruprechtiana

Description:

A red seaweed whose thallus is papery thin, rose red and a fan-shaped blade with fine veins radiating from near the base (though here it's tangled up). The blade is dissected into numerous lobes, which can be fringed with tiny bladelets.

Habitat:

Exposed at low tide near the West Point lighthouse, along the beach at Discovery Park. This perennial occurs on rock in the low intertidal to subtidal in semi-protected to semi-exposed habitats.

Notes:

North Pacific Distribution: Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska, to Baja California, Mexico.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.66, Long: -122.44

Spotted on Apr 22, 2018
Submitted on May 11, 2018

Reference

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