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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 to Ulva, 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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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009