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Siphonocladales, Boodleaceae

Boodlea composita (Harvey) Brand

Boodlea composita (Harvey) Brand photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 1.5 m
This species is similar to Boodlea coacta however the branch segments are shorter and are less than 5 times their width in length. The main axes are 300-400 µm wide. It is found on rocks in lower intertidal to subtidal zones along calm shorelines, and in tidal pools.

Boodlea composita (Harvey) Brand photo2
Fresh specimen.
Boodlea composita (Harvey) Brand photo3
Microscopic view of branches and branchlets.