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Flat-lobed Cystophora

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Scientific name
Cystophora platylobium
Common names
Flat-lobed Cystophora
Life on the Edge
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Group
Brown Algae
Where to find
Rockpools and subtidal
Description
All Cystophora have flattened axes. This striking species has blades of thick, flattened, lobe-shaped fronds. Up to 4 m long

Cystophora are important canopy-forming algae at the Bluff.  This one usually lives in deeper water.

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