Caulerpa agardhii Weber Bosse
Ann.Jard.Bot.Buitenzorg 15:382-383, Pl. XXXIV, Fig. 7 (1898)

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


IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Habit and structure. Thallus green, often slightly translucent when living, spreading laterally to 15 cm, with stolons 1–2 mm diam. Rachis usually unbranched, to 5 cm tall, densely covered with mostly spherical ramuli that are 0.5–0.8 mm diam. and have a marked constriction between the stalk and the distal sphere. Ramuli randomly scattered or arranged spirally in up to 12 regular rows, densely covering the frond axis.

Distribution. Endemic to northern Australia, where it is known from only a few collections. In W.A. known from the Kimberley coast and Ningaloo Reef;

Habitat. Associated with sandy substrata in the intertidal and shallow subtidal.

[After Belton, Huisman & Gurgel, Algae of Australia: Mar. Benthic Algae of North-western Australia, 1. Green and Brown Algae 78 (2015)]