Hydroid Sp.

Stereotheca elongata (Lamouroux, 1816)

Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is feather-like (pinnate). Colour: dark brown, older stems often overgrown by pink coralline algae.

How to identify Stereotheca elongata?

What habitats does Stereotheca elongata live in?

On holdfasts of seaweed, especially stems of seagrasses

What is the distribution of Stereotheca elongata?

Native to southern Australian and New Zealand waters

How big does Stereotheca elongata grow?

Can grow to around 80mm long

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