Also known as Red Algae, Seaweed, Red Seaweed, Dragon's Tongue, Lettuce Algae, Leaf Algae and Flame Algae.
Found on coral and rocky reefs in small bunches or in large groves attached to rocks in intertidal zones.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 35cm
Depth - ?
As many as 9000 species of algae are spread across the worlds oceans, some can be as much as 30 metres across while others are just a slippery scum over rocks.
Algae grows wherever there is enough light and life supporting conditions.
They support a huge number of marine life both for food and as a home.