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Tubular Stringweed

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Scientific name
Scytosiphon lomentaria
Common names
Tubular Stringweed
Life on the Edge
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Brown Algae
Where to find
Rocky shores, seagrass, low tide level

Tubular Stringweed is a common, and easily recognisable, brown alga. The long, tubular, unbranched fronds of this hair-like alga are most conspicuous during cooler months.

A habitat forming species on the lower intertidal and subtidal reef. During the warmer months it shrinks to an inconspicuous encrusting organism.