Delicate alga with small ovoid-elongate beads (vesiculate) arranged loosely on the main axis (stolon) that is sometimes branched and arises from rhizomes (running stolons). Light to medium green. Up to 15 cm long (thallus).
This beaded algae can be abundant on rock surfaces despite its small size. It was formerly known as Caulerpa geminata. Tropical species of this genus are used for ornamental decoration in household aquariums.
Tidal pools and low tide level in rough waters, shallow subtidal in calm waters, to depth of 25 m.
New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Korea and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed