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Photo take at -40 ft on a Caribbean reef. The plants are erect and grow to a height of about 20 to 24 cm. They have a well-developed, thick, heavily calcified stalk above which the branches are more or less in one plane. The segments are flat and usually 3-lobed. They are dull green in the upper portions and whitish near the base.
Most commonly in shallow sandy areas, including seagrass beds. Occasionally in sandy, rocky areas on and between reefs. Found from Florida all the Caribbean Sea , Central America to Brazil.