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Name derivation:

(gr.) dasys hairy or shaggy



Dasya  C. Agardh  1824; at least 12 species are currently recognized taxonomically.

Subclass Florideophyceae; Order Ceramiales; Family Dasyaceae.



Erect thallus up to 1 m tall, bushy or sparsely branched, attached by discoid holdfasts (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).


Similar genera:


Tropical marine shores



Agardh, C.A.  1824.  Systema Algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling]. 

Dawes, C.J. and A.C. Mathieson 2008. Seaweeds of Florida. University Press of Florida (592 pp).