Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gracilariopsis
Family: Gracilariaceae (Alga/Rhodophyta)
Taxon : Alga
Group : Plant

SPECIES
longissima
NOTES

A stringy, almost black alga which has numerous stiff cylindrical branches which can be up to 50 cm in length. It grows attached to shells or other substrates in sandy bays or lagoons where it is found at or just below the high tide level.


AUTHORITY
(S.G.Gmelin) M.Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & W.F.Farnham, 1995
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Seaweed
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Stiff stringy black seaweed
Colour: Black
Common Name
Agar-weed
Seaweed
Habitat
NOTES: Found on the beach at the mouth in 2018 attached to an oyster shell
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
Food
Used to make agar
Months
December
Synonyms for Species
Gracilaria verrucosa



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