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Sea Pearl Alga

Ventricaria ventricosa


Photo take at -35 ft on a coral reef, very common to see them they are realy a beauty each of this alga.This alga forms large, thin-walled, round or elliptical sacs. The sacs are single cells, among the largest known and may nearly be 5 cm long. Dark green in color with a bright reflective sheen, often covered with thin, silvery to light lavender alga.


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. Found from Florida all the Caribbean sea , Central America to Brazil.

1 species ID suggestions


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great spotting!

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on May 3, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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