Scaberia agardhii

Scaberia agardhii
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Size: Thallus 100 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky areas and reef

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

Scaberia agardhii

Scaberia agardhii is a species of brown algae that is common in areas of moderate to strong water movement. It has a short stipe growing from its conical holdfast, from which several primary branches grow along with dense bunches of laterals. These laterals are partly are smooth, conical and slender, but a significant portion of their length is extremely thick, warty and nodular. This species is very distinctive and unique in South Australia.