Multibranched with broad, thin and erect fronds. Branchlets (ramuli) in alternate pairs, upper branchlets divided and often becoming a lateral branch. Lower branchlets are frequently divided often appearing tufted (dense clusters of evenly divided pinnate laterals). Branchlets curve inwards and can be serrate or non-serrate. Pink to medium-red. Up to 50 cm long (thallus).
This species is eaten by abalone, including Haliotis lavigata, Haliotis rubra and Haliotis roei.
Shaded tidal pools and subtidal reef in moderate to rough waters, to depth of 50 m.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed