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Elongated Sea Pearl

Valonia macrophysa


The Elongated Sea Pearl is a Green Algae. Groups grow in tight clusters in shady areas like north side of walls, under overhangs and in recesses. deeper than 2 feet.


Attached to hard objects by fine, hair-like runners, in shallow water and in turtle grass beds. Tend to be solitary, but occasionally in small groups. Distribution: South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.


They are very similar to Sea Pearls but are smaller, growth to less than 1 inch in diameter. Because of the similarities of the two species,

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Elongated Sea Pearls
Valonia macrophysa

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tibiprada 8 years ago

LivanEscudero; pic 1 :Sea Pearl (Ventricaria ventricosa)

tibiprada 8 years ago

LivanEscudero: genius ... nice having you around!

LivanEscudero 8 years ago

These are a very cool looking Green Algae. They normally grow attached to a reef or sea floor, but some times some of them get ripped off by storms or animals or something then float around like this spotting I had:
Now, mine is a Sea Pearl (Ventricaria ventricosa) But I think yours is the Elongated I mentioned in the suggestion, based on the shape of pic 2.

Seema 8 years ago

Indeed very interesting...

jakewade97 8 years ago


tibiprada 8 years ago

I mean.. spotted on the beach...not a hoarder ..I swear :-)

tibiprada 8 years ago

cammie ; not sure ... I believe it is a sea plant .. collected on the beach after a storm.

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

What is that!? Is that really a plant???

harsuame 8 years ago


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Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Apr 26, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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