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Japanese kelp

Undaria pinnatifida

(Image credit: Encyclopedia of Life, www.eol.org)

Japanese kelp is golden brown in colour and consist of a holdfast, a long cylindrical ruffled stipe (stem) and flattened branched blade. Stipe extends through centre of blade as a mid-rib. Introduced from Asia and considered invasive to Australia.

Length: Up to 3 m


Moderately exposed reef; 0-10 m depth

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Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following books:

Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised Ed. (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

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