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More than 25,000 species of algae live in aquatic environments or in some regions with damp soil; they vary in size from microscopic to 60 ft in length.
examples of algae brown alga green alga red alga hapteron lamina

brown alga click to hear

Brown-pigmented alga that usually lives in the sea, often in cold water; there are more than 1,500 species of brown algae.

green alga click to hear

Alga often found in freshwater, but also in seas and some nonaquatic environments; there are 6,000 species of green algae.

red alga click to hear

Red-pigmented alga that generally lives in salt water and at greater depths than other algae; there are 4,000 species of red algae.

hapteron click to hear

Small, occasionally branched disk, located at the base of certain thalli, enabling their attachment to a substrate.

lamina click to hear

Part of the thallus that is shaped like a blade; it is quite wide and looks like a leaf.