Ulva intestinalis Linnaeus 1753

This species of seaweed known by many common names around the world from a distance can look like green hair but when looked at closely you can see the hollow intestine like tubular strands.

This species can withstand both high and low salinity areas and long periods out of the water.

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What habitats does Ulva intestinalis live in?

Can be found along beaches and estuaries attached to rocks or in rock pools

What is the distribution of Ulva intestinalis?

Considered to be world wide this includes around Australia and Tasmania

How big does Ulva intestinalis grow?

Generally grows up to around 10cm to 30cm long

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