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Colpomenia claytoniae
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Colpomenia claytoniae
Taxonomic Group: Algae

Overview:

Colpomenia claytoniae is a brown seaweed which grows as a baglike or globular algae attached to hard substrates. It is native to Asia from Japan, Korea and China, and its native range may also extend into the Indo-Pacific. An introduced population was collected in Southern California in 1999, and it full non-native distribution on the West Coast of North America is unclear. It typically grows on rocky substrates in the low intertidal zone and no ecological or economic impacts have been reported.

* Content for this species is based on the literature and peer review is pending - if you have comments or feedback please contact Paul Fofonoff at fofonoffp@si.edu

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Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
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