Boergesenia forbesii (Harv.) Feldmann
Compt.Rend.Hebd.Séances Acad.Sci. 206:1504 (1938)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Roebourne.

IMCRA Regions: Bonaparte Gulf, Cambridge-Bonaparte, Kimberley, Ningaloo, Northwest Shelf, Pilbara (nearshore), Pilbara (offshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Cocos Islands, Derby-West Kimberley, Exmouth, Karratha, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
John Huisman and Cheryl Parker, Thursday 8 September 2016

Habit and structure. Thallus erect, green, translucent, with dense clusters of clavate, mostly slightly curved vesicles to 50 mm tall and 14 mm wide.

Distribution. Widespread in the tropical Indo-West Pacific; in Australia recorded from the central and northern Great Barrier Reef and in tropical W.A. south to Ningaloo Reef.

Habitat. Epilithic in the intertidal and shallow subtidal, often forming clusters at the edges of shallow pools.

[After Huisman & Leliaert, Algae of Australia: Mar. Benthic Algae of North-western Australia, 1. Green and Brown Algae 64 (2015)]