Jania adhaerens J.V.Lamour.
Hist.Polyp.Corall. 270 (1816)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Pindanland.

IMCRA Regions: Canning, Kimberley, Pilbara (nearshore), Pilbara (offshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Exmouth, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Habit and structure. Plants light pink, to 3 cm tall, caespitose or forming spherical clumps on other algae, mostly regularly dichotomously branched, with 1–4 intergenicula between dichotomies. Intergenicula terete, 80–150 µm in diameter, 340–750 µm long, shorter and more divaricate near apices.


Distribution. Widespread in tropical and subtropical seas.