Ulvophyceae | Siphonocladales
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 1 - 65 m (Ref. 102133)
Climate / Range
Circumtropical to subtropical.
Thallus dark olive-green to brown, composed of many shiny, fluid-filled, club-shaped segments, 3 to 13 mm long and 2 to 3.5 mm broad and arranged in tiers with 2 to 5 segments arising from 1 lower segment. Segments loosely or compactly attached to one another by disc-like hapteral extensions. Clumps of thalli up to 5 cm in diameter (Ref. 80758).
Commonly found in wave-swept shores, strongly encrusted to rocky substrates; also grows on reef flats with extreme water movement (Ref. 80758).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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