Narrow, flattened fronds branching in an even fork (dichotomous) pattern. Tips (apices) of fronds pointed through to round. Holdfast root-like (rhizoidal) at base branches. Dark brown. Up to 20 cm long (thallus).
A new molecule (a metabolite) was recently extracted from Dictyota furcellata. Similar metabolite are used in the development of anti-coagulant and anti-platelet medicines.
Tidal pools to deep subtidal reef, sheltered coasts, to depth of 35 m.
Mauritius, New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed