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There is no common English name for this seaweed, although some people call it kayamo-nori, which is the Japanese term. Scytosiphon lomentaria forms long hollow fronds, which often look like strings of sausages. The sausages can be round as well as flat. This seaweed grows in pools attached to stones or shells and is commonly found in the Wadden Sea as well as in the delta region. It is often found where fresh water seeps over rocks but whether or not there is a relationship is unknown. In the Netherlands, you see it growing mostly in the spring and washed ashore in the summer. Scytosiphon lomentaria is light olive to dark brown in color.
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Scytosiphon lomentaria

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Scytosiphon lomentaria is a littoral brown seaweed with an irregularly lobed many filamentous form. It is a member of the Phaeophyta in the order Dictyosiphonales and grows attached to shells and stones in rock-pools and in near-shore waters. The attachment to the substrate is by a small disc shaped holdfast.

Description

Scytosiphon lomentaria has cylindrical, shiny, olive brown, unbranched fronds up to 400 mm long. They have short stalks and a large number may arise from a single holdfast. They widen to 3-10mm and narrow again near the tip. They are hollow and often have irregular constrictions.[1]

Distribution and habitat

This species is cosmopolitan in distribution being found in temperate waters around the world. The type location is Denmark.[2] It occurs in the littoral zone and favours wave-exposed shores and rock pools.[3] Small plants are often found growing on limpets and pebbles.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b The Seaweed Site
  2. ^ AlgaeBase
  3. ^ Nelson, W. A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds : an illustrated guide. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Papa Press. p. 124. ISBN 9780987668813. OCLC 841897290.
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Scytosiphon lomentaria: Brief Summary

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Scytosiphon lomentaria is a littoral brown seaweed with an irregularly lobed many filamentous form. It is a member of the Phaeophyta in the order Dictyosiphonales and grows attached to shells and stones in rock-pools and in near-shore waters. The attachment to the substrate is by a small disc shaped holdfast.

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