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Caulerpa sertularioides
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G.Gmelin) M.A.Howe

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Chlorophyta
Class:Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae
Genus:Caulerpa
Species:C. sertularioides
Status:Common

Description

It has characteristic featherlike erect branches which may reach up to 12 cm tall. The featherlike appearance is made up of cylindrical ramuli with mucronate tips that are pinnately arranged.

Read more about the Bryopsidales order.
Read more about the Caulerpaceae family.

General Biology

This species grow on sandy to sandy-rocky substrates in calm, shallow and protected areas; and are commonly seen growing among seagrass.

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