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Corallina officinalis I think this was probably a rosy red when fresher - as it is it looks like tiny bones, which is not too far off of the mark. Though it is a red algae it forms a calcified "skeleton" much like a coral. Canada,Corallina officinalis,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Corallina officinalis

I think this was probably a rosy red when fresher - as it is it looks like tiny bones, which is not too far off of the mark. Though it is a red algae it forms a calcified "skeleton" much like a coral.

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  1. Awesome, this creates a new division, which doesn't happen a lot:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/plantae/rhodophyta

    It could even create an entirely new kingdom, but it seems there's multiple classifications, so I picked the more traditional one (plants) to better fit in with what we have, hope you agree.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. But doh... I did some more research and decided I was too hasty at first... I will however keep my eyes open for the first one - I should be able to find it some day. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Sorry, don't know what you mean...is the current ID correct or not? Posted 4 years ago
        1. oh - yes, I believe the current ID is correct. I thought it was something different at first - but they must both be rhodophyta - that would make sense as they are probably closely related. Posted 4 years ago

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''Corallina officinalis'' is a calcareous red seaweed which grows in the lower and mid-littoral zones on rocky shores.

Similar species: Corallinales
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Jul 17, 2017. Captured Jul 16, 2017 17:07 in 1303 Clover Point, Victoria, BC V8S 1A1, Canada.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm