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Ulva lactuca Marine Alga

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Phylum: Chlorophyta   Family: Ulvaceae

Ulva lactuca  Linnaeus, 1753

Sea Lettuce

Ubiquitous alga, found in the intertidal and sublittoral zone. The green fronds anchor to substrates with a small holdfast

Fish & Fish (2011) - A Student's Guide to the Seashore;
Bunker, et al - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland;
Brodie, et al - Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland