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Gigartinales, Cystocloniaceae

Hypnea pannosa J. Agardh

Hypnea pannosa J. Agardh photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 3.0 m
The plants are brittle, and form densely intricate clumps. The branches of this species are cylindrical to slightly compressed, alternate irregularly, and have acuminate apical portions. This seaweed has a dark red to purple colored fluorescence when it is underwater, and found on rocks or dead coral in subtidal zones along shorelines with moderate to strong water movement.

Hypnea pannosa J. Agardh photo2
Fresh specimen.