Marine brown alga

Image of a Marine Brown Alga Nereia lophocladia

Marine Brown Alga - Nereia lophocladia

Distribution

In NSW, Nereia lophocladia has only been found on the north coast, from Sawtell to Woolgoolga Headland.

Characteristics

Nereia lophocladia is one of four species in the genus Nereia. It is a small species, typically growing to less than 15 cm long, but may grow as large as 30 cm. It has seasonal alternating life history stages, in which it goes through a microscopic stage as well as a macroscopic (visible) stage.

Fisheries Scientific Committee determination

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