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Green Bubble Weed

Dictyosphaeria cavernosa

Description:

Photo take at -45 ft in a Caribbean reef this small algae its found only on the coral reef about 1 cm diameter.The plant forms a large, green, hollow, nearly spherical mass that may be lobed or may collapse or rupture but continues to grow; up to 10 cm in diameter. The wall is crisp, crunchy and show large, angular cells.

Habitat:

Found on America in Tropical waters from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil. It grows in most reef environments, attached to rocky substrates and areas of dead coral. On occasion it covers extensive areas, especially under high nutrient levels.

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Gracias harsuame !

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Interesante!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 13, 2012

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