Common Coralline

Corallina officinalis Linnaeus 1758

Fully (complinately) branched with branches arranged on each side of one axis (pinnate). Branches have regular flexible joints (intergeniculum). Arises from a calcified crust (crustose). Colour varies from red-purple through to whitish pinks and greys.

Was used as a medicine through history and even in todays society.

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What habitats does Corallina officinalis live in?

A widespread and abundant, especially on exposed coasts common in midtidal rock pools and subtidaly on rocks and reefs areas

What is the distribution of Corallina officinalis?

Worldwide in Australia it is found in most states including around Tasmania

How big does Corallina officinalis grow?

Can grow to around 120mm although 60 to 70 mm is more common

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