Bangia fuscopurpurea : Race Rocks Taxonomy

combover3Description: This common red alga is especially noticeable on the surfaces of smooth boulders.  It grows as thin filaments of a rusty, purplish brown, or blackish colour.

As the tide ebbs, the filaments spread out over the rock in a way reminiscent of a few hairs artfully plastered down on a nearly bald head.
Habitat: On rocks in the upper and middle intertidal zones.
Pacific Coast Distribution:           Alaska to California.
…..Eugene Kozloff, 1996
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Bangiophycidae
Order: Bangiales
Family: Bangiaceae
Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillw.) Lyngbye

See other members of the Phylum Rhodophyta

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pearsonlogo2_f2The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now also has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.
Ryan Murphy 2005