Fauchea laciniata: blue-branching seaweed–The Race Rocks Taxonomy

Divers at Race Rocks often see this species standing out with its bright blue colouration when underwater.  Exposed above water, it looses the bright blue colour, and has a rather drab reddish colour.


Fauchea laciniata photo by Ryan Murphy


Fauchea laciniata, blue-branching seaweed with a white anemone–photo by Ryan Murphy

See other photos by Ryan Murphy on this Flickr site.

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Subphylum: Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass: Rhodymeniophycidae
Order: Rhodymeniales
Family: Faucheaceae
Genus: Fauchea

Other Members of the Phylum Rhodophyta at Race Rock

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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.