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Gracilariales, Gracilariaceae

Gracilaria textorii (Suringar) De Toni

Gracilaria textorii (Suringar) De Toni photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Sukorn Island, Trang.
: 3.0 m
The plants are erect, and have flat blades that are slick, coriaceous, with round tips. Secondary holdfasts extend from the blade edges. It is dark red or purple in color. This seaweed is found on rocks which are frequently covered with coral sand in lower intertidal to subtidal zones along shorelines with calm to moderate wave activity.

Gracilaria textorii (Suringar) De Toni photo2
Fresh specimen.
Gracilaria textorii (Suringar) De Toni photo3
Close-up view of the branch edge showing secondary hold-fasts (arrows).