Red Algae Sp.

Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne 2011

Thick flattened alga radiating from attachment point made up of a short stem (stipe) and fibrous roots (rhizoids). Main part of alga (thallus) is of a simple or split lobed form. Dark red on top with furry white projections (forming rhizoids) on under-surface


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What habitats does Sonderophycus capensis live in?

Subtidal rocky reefs, attached to overhangs and caverns, rough wave action, to depth of 25 m.

What is the distribution of Sonderophycus capensis?

New Zealand and Australia.

How big does Sonderophycus capensis grow?

Can grow to around 20cm

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