Cactus Caulerpa

Caulerpa cactoides (Turner) C.Agardh 1817

Can be found from time to time washed up along Tomahawk Beach this species is found in more deeper waters locally

How to identify Caulerpa cactoides?

Looking kind of like a cactus this species of alga has a club like beads that are arranged opposite each other as they arise from the rhizomes roots. Being green in colour with a somewhat glossy appearance.

What habitats does Caulerpa cactoides live in?

Coastal shores within and adjacent to seagrass beds

What is the distribution of Caulerpa cactoides?

From Western Australia to Queensland including Tasmania

How big does Caulerpa cactoides grow?

Can grow to around 40cm

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