AppearanceIt is a filamentous red algae, up to 15 cm tall. It usually appears as a bush of red, pink or whitish filaments intertwined with each other or with other algae. Axes and segmented branches (almost equal height to width) arranged pseudodicotomically.
Dasya lallemandii Montagne 1849
Baillouviana lallemandii (Montagne) Kuntze 1891
DistributionOriginary from the Red Sea and Indo-Pacific, this species was introduced into the Mediterranean and many other locations via shipping through the Suez Canal.
HabitatEpiphyte that can grow on other algae or invertebrate species. L. lallemandii grows on a wide range of substrates, including Posidonia oceanica meadows where it induces shoot mortality and affects the invertebrate community.
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