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Open-branched Cystophora

Species Name: Cystophora retorta

Description: The various species of Cystophora shown here grow abundantly on subtidal reefs and within deep rockpools, and provide shelter for many creatures beneath their fronds.

This species has a distinctive squiggly shaped stipe (stem), few air bladders, long, thin final branches and regular rounded forking of lower branchlets.

Type: Brown Algae
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 1.2m