Dictyosphaeria sericea

Dictyosphaeria sericea
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Size: Thallus 10 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky areas and reef

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

Dictyosphaeria sericea

This common species of green algae often grows on rock walls. It consists of leaf-like lobes that are circular and often curled, attached to the substrate by root-like rhizoids. The lobes have a waxy appearance and are usually lime green to mid-green in colour.