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spiny seaweed
Acanthophora spicifera
Acanthophora spicifera
spiny seaweed red algae
Acanthophora spicifera Rhodomelaceae
common name
  spiny seaweed
accepted scientific name
  Acanthophora spicifera (Vahl) Borgesen
rules for finding collection records
  Acanthophora spicifera (356)
family name
  • Rhodomelaceae
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Category: Seaweed
Seaweed Category: Red Algae
Plant Observed All Year
Unintentionally introduced from Gaum

How Likely at this Location (50%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
where plant found
mag select

Salt Marsh
grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Acanthophora spicifera   (Vahl) Borgesen   (TSN: 183220, Index: 70)

Scientific Names used to access collection records

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Family Names