Simple cylindrical (sausage-shaped) sac-like bladders with club-shaped or tapered tip, arising from holdfast. Bladders are filled with glue-like substance (mucilage). Holdfast simple disc. Dark red-brown to red-grey. Up to 16 cm long (thallus).
This species sometimes grows on other algae and seagrasses as an epiphyte.
Subtidal rocky reefs, pier piles, calm to rough wave action, to depth of 22 m.
New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed