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Red Turf Algae

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Scientific name
Capreolia implexa
Common names
Red Turf Algae
Life on the Edge
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Red Algae
Where to find
Mid to lower intertidal areas of rocky shores

This alga forms a low, olive-brown tufted mat. Despite being classified as a red alga it is yellow-brown in appearance.

A common turf forming algae this species is widespread on many parts of the sandstone reef.  It grows intertidally on rock platforms, mussels or limpets.