Green Seaweed Sp.

Caulerpa simpliciuscula (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh, 1823

A green algae species that forms upright stems (axes) that may be branched or unbranched.

Locally a common species found on our rocky reefs including those shallow reefs along Tomahawk Beach and around Tomahawk Island

How to identify Caulerpa simpliciuscula?

Slender green stems covered with droplet shapped ramuli. They look like little round green bubbles around the stems.

What habitats does Caulerpa simpliciuscula live in?

Can be found in rock pools and on rocky reefs out to a depth of around 38m

What is the distribution of Caulerpa simpliciuscula?

Southern Australian coasts including around Tasmania

How big does Caulerpa simpliciuscula grow?

Can grow to around 30cm long

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