Two main forms including a ruffled compressed form with few branches and a cylindrical from which is multi-branched from the base. Cells are small and unordered in stem (stipe) and lower blade, higher on blade becoming a mixture of unordered and rows. Medium green. Up to 20 cm long (thallus).
This sea lettuce grows into two shapes: a ruffled form and cylindrical form, which look very different. It sometimes grows as an epiphyte on seagrasses and other algae.
Intertidal and subtidal reefs, moderate wave action, to depth of 25 m.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed