Another of the common Caulerpa species that can be found subtidally and in rock pools around Tomahawk and from time to time washed up along Tomahawk Beach
How to identify Caulerpa papillosa?
Slender upright alga. Multibranched or forked stems (axes) covered in densely aggregated tiny vesicles (ramuli) that are pinched (constricted) half way along, appearing pear-shaped at their tip and attached by a short nearly cylindrical stem (pedicel) to stalk. Medium to dark green in colour.
What habitats does Caulerpa papillosa live in?
Shaded tidal rock pools and shallow subtidal reefs on rough water coasts, to depth of 12m
What is the distribution of Caulerpa papillosa?
How big does Caulerpa papillosa grow?
Can grow to around 16cm
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