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Mutimo cylindricus
Image courtesy of University of Michigan and the CC BY-NC license. This specimen was collected by Makoto Yoshizaki in 1970 from Kanagawa, Japan.
Mutimo cylindricus
Taxonomic Group: Algae


Mutimo cylindricus is a brown seaweed. Its native range extends from northern Japan to the Philippines spanning cold-temperate to warm-temperate climates. In 1973, it was found growing in shallow water on Santa Catalina Island, California. Its non-native range currently extends from the Channel Islands to Las Gaviotas, Baja California, Mexico. It is known from shallow water on rocky open-coasts, but recent work reports occurrences in gravelly soft sediment habitats. No economic or ecological impacts are known for this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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