Simple to several branched alga with a flattened main axis arising from runner (stolon). Branchlets (ramuli) alternate, thick at base and tapering to point at tip, not overlapping except at uppermost apex (growing tip). Medium green. Up to 30 cm long (thallus).
Tropical species related to this seaweed (in the genus Caulerpa) are used for ornamental decoration in household aquariums.
Subtidal sandy, muddy sediments and jetty piles in sheltered waters, to depth of 10 m.
Pacific Islands and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed