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Family: Gigartinaceae (See list of species below)

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23 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Chondracanthus acicularis
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Chondracanthus chamissoi
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Chondracanthus exasperatus
[Turkish towel]
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Chondracanthus glomeratus
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Chondracanthus intermedius
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Chondracanthus teedei
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Chondrus albemarlensis
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Chondrus crispus
[Irish moss]
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Chondrus hancockii
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Gigartina pistillata
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Gigartina skottsbergii
[Skottsberg's gigartina]


Iridaea cordata
[iridea]
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Iridaea cordata var. cordata
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Iridaea tuberculosa
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Mazzaella capensis
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Mazzaella laminarioides
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Mazzaella membranacea
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Mazzaella oregona
[mottled Turkish washcloth]
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Mazzaella splendens
[iridescent seaweed]
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Sarcothalia circumcincta
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Sarcothalia crispata
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Sarcothalia papillosa
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Sarcothalia radula
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23 Species of Family Gigartinaceae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Chondracanthus acicularis Western Indian Ocean and
Chondracanthus chamissoi Southeast Pacific
Chondracanthus exasperatus Turkish towel Eastern Pacific
Chondracanthus glomeratus Southeast Pacific
Chondracanthus intermedius Southeast Pacific
Chondracanthus teedei Northeast Atlantic
Chondrus albemarlensis Southeast Pacific
Chondrus crispus Irish moss Atlantic Ocean
Chondrus hancockii Southeast Pacific
Gigartina pistillata Northeast Atlantic
Gigartina skottsbergii Skottsberg's gigartina Southern Oceans 100 TL
Iridaea cordata iridea Circum-polar 50 TL
Iridaea cordata var. cordata Eastern Pacific
Iridaea tuberculosa Southeast Pacific
Mazzaella capensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Mazzaella laminarioides Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Mazzaella membranacea Southeast Pacific
Mazzaella oregona mottled Turkish washcloth Eastern Pacific
Mazzaella splendens iridescent seaweed Eastern Pacific
Sarcothalia circumcincta Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sarcothalia crispata Southeast Pacific
Sarcothalia papillosa Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sarcothalia radula Antarctic Indian Ocean



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