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Chaetomorpha linum (Müller) Kützing

Chaetomorpha linum (Müller) Kützing photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 1.5 m
This light green, non-branching plant consists of a series of cylindrical cells that are 350-700 µm in length and 100-120 µm in diameter. The plants form loose clumps that entangle themselves on other seaweeds in lower intertidal to subtidal zones along moderately wave exposed shorelines.

Chaetomorpha linum (Müller) Kützing photo2
Fresh specimen.
Chaetomorpha linum (Müller) Kützing photo3
Microscopic view of fresh specimen.