Rockweed

Fucus distichus

Range: Common and abundant.  Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to central California.  Also in Russia.

Description:  Olive-green to yellow-brown.  Flattened thallus with a midrib and branches which divide into two parts.  Blades to 1 cm wide.  Some terminal branches are swollen and warty.

Ecology: on rocky shores in the mid- to lower-intertidal zones.

Notes:  Eaten by periwinkles, false limpets, and isopods.

Sources:  

  • Eflora
  • Harbo, R.  1999.  Whales to Whelks.  Harbour Publishing. Madeira Park, BC. 245 p.

 

 

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