AppearanceThallus: prostrate, delicate, creeping, densely interwoven, to 0.5-2.0 cm high, light brown, often with brilÂliant blue iridescence; branching irregular to somewhat dichotomous. Blades stubby, strap-shaped, (1-)3-5 mm wide, 75-125 Âµm thick, 30-60 medullary cells wide; apices broad, rounded. Medulla one cell thick: cells square to rectangular, 40-80 Âµm thick, arranged in somewhat regular rows. Surface cells rectangular, 10-30 Âµm thick, in parallel rows. Surface hairs tufted, scattered, seldom present. Rhizoids from lower surface, seldom marginal. Sporangia scattered, with four or eight spores.
DistributionPredominantly found in tropical and sub-tropical seas.
HabitatCommon: tightly adhering to any firm substrate, creeping over surfaces, in shallow protected habitats; to 40 m deep.
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