The Brillo Pad Algae

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Endocladia muricata mat- Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada







Division Rhodophyta

Class Florideophyceae

Order Gigartinales

Family Endocladiaceae

Genus Endocladia

Species muricata

Described by J.G. Agardh 1847.

Type locality: Alaska (2)

Former names: Gigartina muricata (Postels and Ruprecht 1840) and Gelidium muricatum (Endlichter 1843)(1).









1) AlgaeBase:

2) Abbott, Isabella A. and George J. Hollenberg. Marine Algae of California. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1976.