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Burgundy Bubble Algae

Gibsmithia sp.


Also known as Red Algae, Crust Algae, Jelly Fingers and Jelly Bubbles. As plants, they generate their own food. They grow to about 3-12cm in length.


Found in small bunches of soft, gelatinous lobes on stalks that are buried in the substrate (coral or rocky reefs). Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region, at depths of up to 50m.


I see this a lot around here.

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Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks to for the ID!

Blogie 9 years ago

Still no clue what this is...

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Hi Bloggie. Got a similar spotting here in Anilao - - also not sure what it is...

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 18, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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