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(english) A group of brown algae whose initial development is along tropical shorelines, but which later break free and drift free in the open ocean where they reproduce vegetatively. (See also: algae, plankton)
(french) Groupe d'algues brunes dont le développement initial se produit au bord des mers tropiques, mais qui se dégagent de leurs liens et se dérivent dans l'océan où elles se reproduisent végétativement. (See also: algae, plankton)
(portuguese) Grupo de algas castanhas cujo desenvolvimento se inicia nas costas tropicais, que depois se libertam e derivam pelos oceanos onde se reproduzem vegetativamente. (See also: algae, plankton)

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