''Pelagophycus'' is a monotypic
genus of kelp
. It is found in deep waters off the west coast of central North America. The species ''Pelagophycus porra'', also known as Elk kelp, grows in temperatures of no higher than .
It grows in subtidal
forests in the coastal waters off southern California
and northwestern Baja California Peninsula
, in waters of to deep, anchored by a holdfast
in sedimentary or loose sediment bottoms.
[Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013]
''Pelagophycus'' Areschoug, 1881
AlgaeBase, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 7 February 2013.
s are recognized:
Category:Flora of the Pacific
Category:Marine biota of North America
Category:Flora of California
Category:Flora of Baja California
Category:Flora of Baja California Sur
Category:Flora of the West Coast of the United States
Category:Natural history of the Channel Islands of California
Category:Monotypic brown algae genera