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Scientific name: Caulerpa filiformis
Common name: Strap caulerpa
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chlorophyta Chlorophytina Chlorophyceae Not Defined Caulerpales Not Defined Caulerpaceae Not Defined Caulerpa Caulerpa filiformis


Short Description:

Tangeld root-like rhizomes give rise to flattend,erect blades with cylindrical annulated bases.Grass-green in colour.mottled with dark-green spots

Size: Blades 200mm x 5 mm
Behaviour: Form dense stands in sandy gulleys and can be partially covered by sand 
Diet: Not Applicable
Distribution: Cpe Town to Mozambique
Depth:  1-10m
Habitat: Gulleys and shallow reefs
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Devil's Reef 16 20cm 7m Canon Powershot A60 photo
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