Multi-branched with main stems (primary branch) long and flat with smooth thickened fronds (laterals) with toothed edges arising from short stems in random pattern along main stem. Oval shaped vesicles arise on short stems, arranged randomly between laterals on main stem. Holdfast centre is disc-oval with multiple roots (haptera) radiating in whorls. Dark brown. Up to 2 m long (thallus).
When present, this seawed can be common in nearshore waters.
Deep tidal pools and subtidal rocky reefs with rough wave action, to depth of 18 m.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed