Distinctive sausage like blades. Long, zig-zag central stalk (stipe) with alternate branches(laterals) strongly zig-zagged with thick, forked and densely clustered blades (ramuli) arising at points of zig-zag. Holdfast at base is a simple disc. Tan to medium brown. Up to 60 cm long (thallus).
This species is often found in the low intertidal area, in tidal pools and occasionally in or under a Hormosira banksii canopy.
Low intertidal and shallow subtidal rocky reefs with moderate wave action, to depth of 10 m.
New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed