UPDATE: Enteromorpha: synonymous with the genus Ulva
See Linnaeus was right all along: Ulva and Enteromorpha are not distinct genera. in Eur. J. Phycol (August 2003) 38: 277-293.
Old text: Enteromorpha (Greek enteron,
intestine + Gr. morphe, form) is a genus of green algae similar
however, instead of forming a flat blade-like structure Enteromorpha forms
thin flattened tubular strands. Enteromorpha is common high in
the intertidal zone, often near freshwater, although it can be found throughout
the intertidal and in areas with high salinity. Some common names for Enteromorpha include
green string lettuce, green confetti, or sea hair.
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