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Mermaid´s Tail Alga

Avrainvillea nigricans


Photo take at -40 ft on a sandy bottom , also know as Paddle blade alga. It has a dark brown-greenish, spongy, blade with a texture reminiscent of suede. The blade ends in a stem with a holdfast. It grows to about 15 cm high with blades about 6 to 8 cm wide and long.


Common in shallow, sheltered waters.Found from Florida, Gulf of México, Central America to Brazil.

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1 Comment

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

This is so lovely.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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