Flattened thin central stalk (stipe) with distinctive mid-rib, broad flattened (thin) branches arising in an almost equal divisions (sub-dichotomous) from the main stalk on one plane. Often distinctly spotted all over with clusters of reproductive structures (sori) and tiny hair tufts on surface. Holdfast is matted and rhizoidal. Medium to dark brown (light brown at depth, green-brown as drift). Up to 40 cm long (thallus).
This is the common species of Dictyopteris algae in southern Australia.
Subtidal rocky reef and rock pools in rough waters, to depth of 37 m.
India, Indonesia and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed