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 Aglaothamnion priceanum is a small inconspicuous filamentous, deep pink coloured red seaweed, with a soft but not flaccid texture. Thalli consisting of small groups of erect axes, 0.2 - 0.8 cm high, attached by disk-like filamentous holdfasts or endophytic rhizoidal (root-like) filaments. Erect axes are flattened, with a single principal axis and a linear to irregularly fan-shape (flabellate) outline.Identification of single specimens can be difficult, so if possible a number of thalli should be collected. However, the species is fairly easily distinguished using a microscope.

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