A common brown seaweed found high on the shore. It is very tolerant of desiccation surviving up to 8 days out of the water. Pelvetia canaliculata lives for about 4 years and grows up to 15 cm long. The fronds of the algae are curled longitudinally forming a channel.Pelvetia canaliculata has an obligate endophytic fungus Mycosphaerella acophylli (Ascomycetes).
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