Slender, erect fronds. Fronds have a light centre appearing as a midrib (costate) mid and lower on frond. Branchlets (ramuli) curve inwards, and are strongly serrate with short peg-like blunt teeth on the outer edge (margin). Base lies flat on surface (prostrate). Reproductive stichidia clusters branched. Pink to medium-red. Up to 30 cm long (thallus).
When reproductive, a distinctive feature of this alga is a specialised branch (stichidia), which bears clusters of reproductive structures on short stems.
Subtidal reef in moderate to rough waters, to depth of 20 m.
Phillipines, New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed