Mueller’s Forkweed

Dictyopteris muelleri (Sonder) Reinbold 1899

This is a common species around the area and can be found on most rocky reefs and around Tomahawk Island. It is also commonly washed up along Tomahawk Beach

How to identify Dictyopteris muelleri?

A light brownish coloured alga with a flattened central stipe and a distinctive darker colour mid rib the branches are flattend arising in an almost equal divisions (forked) from the main stalk on one plane. Often distinctly spotted all over with clusters of reproductive structures (sori) and tiny hair tufts on surface. Holdfast is matted and rhizoidal

What habitats does Dictyopteris muelleri live in?

Can be found growing on rocky reefs out to a depth of around 37m and can also be found in intertidal rock pools

What is the distribution of Dictyopteris muelleri?

Australia coastal waters including around Tasmania and can also be found in Indonesia and India

How big does Dictyopteris muelleri grow?

Can grow to an overall length of around 40cm

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