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Family Gracilariaceae


Gracilaria salicornia  

Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Wailupe, Oahu, 2 feet


Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Invasive alien species on shallow reefs where it has become established.  Tangled mats of jointed wiry branches ranging from dark brown to yellow.  Initially introduced to explore commercial agar production.  Indo-Pacific.