FHL Marine Botany  :::::::::::::::::::::::::::   Taxonomy | Habitat | Morphology | Life History | Ecology | Pit Plugs

This image is of a specimen found in the FHL Herbarium.


Scagelia occidentale is a relatively small, 4-8 centimeters in height, red filamentous alga. It was first noted by (Kylin) E.M. Wollaston,  July of 1922  in Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A. (Kylin 1925). It has a triphasic life cycle with both gonimoblast and tetraspores have been observed.

I first met this alga on the second day of class when I was keying it out for a lab I had to make a slide to be able to see some structures and to make a permanit slide mount. Well that slide turned out really well, displaying both pit plugs and the cell structure, so I decided to pick Scagelia occidentale as my alga.

Thanks for looking at my project! Hope you find it interesting.



Page Created By and Photos Taken By:
Frederick Dooley
May 8, 2008

The ZooBot Quater
University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs




Kylin, Harald. The Marine Red Algae In The Vicinity Of The Biological Station At Friday Harbor, Wash. Lund: Hakan Ohlsson, 1925.