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Mermaid's Tea Cup

Udotea cyathiformis


Photo take at -30 ft near a coral reef this Algae is very common in this area and the Caribbean sea, about 5 cm tall looks like funnel look green color grows from the sand.


Found in the Western Atlantic Tropical and subtropical waters from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil.

1 species ID suggestions

Mermaid's Tea Cup
Udotea cyathiformis


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Thanks PurpleScarf !

Amazing !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Thanks Diane, Nuwan, Lauren and Ali :)

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Awesome !

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Really lovely, I would love to have tea with a mermaid!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 5 years ago


DianePlatcoBrooks 5 years ago

Very nice. When I first saw it I thought it was a fungus. Beautiful

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Yasser :)
Thanks Karen love the name too.
Haha no mermaids jet!! Viv thanks
Thanks Donna, Mayra, Jake
Thanks birdlady your welcome anytime.

birdlady6000 6 years ago

Hmmm... Mexico is looking more inviting every spotting you post, Gerardo!

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 6 years ago

Nice pictures

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Wow! Did'nt know there was a Mermaids Tea Cup. I found Mermaids Wine Glass washed up on the beach here after a storm. Took me a long time to identify them but so happy that I did. Love the common names. Have'nt spotted any mermaids yet!

KarenL 6 years ago

Awesome! And what a lovely name!

Yasser 6 years ago

Gerardo! With you and Atul's recent spottings, we might have to have a whole week of SOTDs with just your stuff, haha! :) Another great one!

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


DonnaPomeroy 6 years ago

Wow. What a remarkable sight.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Dixie!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Livan!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Leuba you are very kind!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

You're putting-up some great spottings ! - keep them coming. Although plain, this is very beautiful against the clean white coral sand.

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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