Ulva intestinalis is a green alga in the phylum Chlorophyta, of the genus Ulva (sea lettuce), also known by the common names gutweed and grass kelp. Until they were reclassified by genetic work completed in the early 2000s, the tubular members of the genus Ulva were in the genus Enteromorpha.
It can be found in Bering Sea near Alaska, Aleutian islands, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Russia. Besides this, places it can be found in Israel, and in such European countries as Azores, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Poland, and in such seas as the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea.
The fronds of the species may be 10–30 centimetres (3.9–11.8 in) long and 6–18 millimetres (0.24–0.71 in) wide. They have rounded tips as well.
In other languages
- Danish: Tarm-rørhinde
- Dutch: Echt darmwier
- French: Entéromorphe
- German: Darmtang or German: gemeiner Darmtang
- Norwegian: Bokmål tarmgrønske or Norwegian: Nynorsk tarmgrønske
- Polish: Sałata, Polish: Taśma or Polish: Watka
- Swedish: Tarmalg
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