Cheilosporum sagittatum

Cheilosporum sagittatum

Size: Branches to 9 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Rocky reef and coast

Depth: Lower intertidal to 10+ metres

Cheilosporum sagittatum

This tufted red algae is commonly found in rockpools, but is also found in deeper waters, attached to rocky reef. Like most coralline algae species, it is pinkish in colour and is dichotomously branching. Branches are made up of arrowhead-shaped segments along a single plane, giving the branch a flattened, fern-like appearance.