Ecklonia radiata

Ecklonia radiata

''Ecklonia radiata'' is a species of kelp found in the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, Mauritania, Senegal, South Africa, Oman, southern Australia, Lord Howe Island, and New Zealand.

''Ecklonia radiata'' grows in kelp beds on reefs and where sheltered can form dense 'forests'. It can be found in the low intertidal zone to depths of approximately 25m.
Taxonomy
KingdomChromista
DivisionOchrophyta
ClassPhaeophyceae
OrderLaminariales
FamilyLessoniaceae
GenusEcklonia
SpeciesE. radiata
Photographed in
Australia