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Plocamium cartilagineum
Plocamium cartilagineum
Red Alga
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0860 (2005-03-26)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

 
INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH THE PHOTO
  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • location   Carmel Bay, 15 m depth (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Plocamiaceae
  • plant community   Subtidal
  • notes   Field of view 15 mm, depth 15m. This red alga plays an essential role in the life of the sea hare Aplysia. The young snails require this alga to support growth, and it produces a chemical that defends them against predators. Red algae have a complicated reproductive cycle.
  • camera   Nikonos
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLANT
  • common names   Red Alga (photographer)
  • Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)
  • View Calflora record for Plocamium cartilagineum
  • Check the Plants Database (USDA website)
  • View Encyclopedia of Life record for Plocamium cartilagineum
  • View all photos in CalPhotos of Plocamium cartilagineum
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