Unbranched filaments appearing as a loose tangle. Filaments are curved, rigid, and occasionally crisped. No holdfast or attachment cells. Dark green. Up to 15 cm (thallus).
This wirey seaweed is one of several on the genus Chaetomorphora. It resembles tangled green fishing line and is used as decoration in household aquariums.
Shallow subtidal areas.
China, Fiji, New Zealand and southern Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed