Sailor's Eyeball Algae

Scientific Name:

Ventricaria ventricosa

Species:

Algae (Valoniaceae)

Other names:

Green Algae, Sailor's-eye Balls, Single Cell Amoeba, Bubble Algae, Sea Pearl Algae, Sea Pearl.

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Description

Also known as Green Algae, Sailor's-eye Balls, Single Cell Amoeba, Bubble Algae, Sea Pearl Algae and Sea Pearl.

Found on hard bottoms attached by hair-like threads, on coral and rocky reefs.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

This algae comprises of one single giant cell.

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. (edit)

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Fishy Stats

Length: 5cm
Depth: 22m
Found: Indo-Pacific
Family: Algae
Species: Valoniaceae

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