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Open-branched Cystophora

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Scientific name
Cystophora retorta
Common names
Open-branched Cystophora
Life on the Edge
Page 11
Group
Brown Algae
Where to find
Rockpools and subtidal
Description
All Cystophora have flattened axes. This Cystophora has a distinctive squiggly shape, few air bladders, long, thin final branches and regular rounded forking of lower branchlets. Up to 1.2 m long

Cystophora are important canopy-forming algae at the Bluff.

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