Cladophora catenata (L.) Kütz.
Phycol.General. 271 (1843)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Pindanland, Roebourne.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Karratha, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Habit and structure. Thallus dark green, forming decumbent clumps to 7 cm across, composed of coarse, branched filaments, these often arching distally and becoming reattached by haptera at apices; branching usually secund and irregular; cross-wall formation at base of laterals delayed; filaments (250–)400–700 µm in diameter.


Distribution. Widespread but seemingly disjunct in tropical seas. 


Habitat. Epilithic in the intertidal and subtidal, especially on reef flats.