Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Gracilaria sp. Greville, 1830

Kingdom:Protista
Phylum/Division:Rhodophyta
Class:Florideophyceae
Order:Gracilariales
Family:Gracilariaceae
Genus:Gracilaria
Status:Common

Description

The thalli are cylindrical to somewhat flattened, and are branched. Those of the larger species can reach up to 60cm in length. These algae often grow in large clumps in shallow waters.

Individual species are hard to identify and characterise base on antomical features alone.

Read more about the Gracilariales order.
Read more about the Gracilariaceae family.
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