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Three-branched Cystophora

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Scientific name
Cystophora moniliformis
Common names
Three-branched Cystophora
Life on the Edge
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Brown Algae
Where to find
Rockpools and subtidal
All Cystophora have flattened axes.  This species has zigzag shaped branches with bushy ends, originating from the edges of the central axis. It has no air bladders. Up to 4m long.

Cystophora are important canopy forming algae at the Bluff.  This is another deeper pool species.