Mastocarpus papillatus - a highly variable red seaweed

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Female gametophyte Mastocarpus papillatus (female gametophyte)
















 Endocladia muricata, lower left & across bottom
 Mazzaella affinis, center right







Female gametophyteMastocarpus papillatus (female gametophyte)

























female MastocarpusMastocarpus papillatus (very fertile female,
highly desiccated, middle & rt. side of image)












Mazzaella leptorhynchos, middle left











Male gametophyteMastocarpus papillatus (male gametophyte)    














 female gametophyte, just to left & a little below center
 Endocladia muricata, left side & across bottom









Male gametophyteMastocarpus papillatus (male gametophyte)

























PetrocelisMastocarpus papillatus (tetrasporophyte)
"Petrocelis" phase























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