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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.

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Mermaid's Tea Cup
Udotea cyathiformis

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks PurpleScarf !

Amazing !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Diane, Nuwan, Lauren and Ali :)

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Awesome !

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

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

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago


DianePlatcoBrooks 7 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 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 8 years ago

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

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 8 years ago

Nice pictures

VivBraznell 8 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 8 years ago

Awesome! And what a lovely name!

Yasser 8 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 8 years ago


DonnaPomeroy 8 years ago

Wow. What a remarkable sight.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Dixie!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Livan!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Leuba you are very kind!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

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