Scalpel Green Seaweed

Caulerpa scalpelliformis (R.Brown ex Turner) C.Agardh

Common around the Tomahawk coastline this green algae grows on many subtidal rocks and is some time seen washed up along Tomahawk Beach

How to identify Caulerpa scalpelliformis?

The Caulerpa scalpelliformis thallus resembles flat, emarginate ‘leaves’ that are uniformly separated by indentations into lobes. The indentation depth reaches a third of the thallus width.

What habitats does Caulerpa scalpelliformis live in?

Rock pools and to a depth of around 30m

What is the distribution of Caulerpa scalpelliformis?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including around Tasmania

How big does Caulerpa scalpelliformis grow?

Grows to a height of around 20cm

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