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Bryopsidales, Derbesiaceae

Halicystis pyriformis Levring

Halicystis pyriformis Levring photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 2.5 m
The plants are light green, transparent, spherical, and grow up to 1 mm in diameter. It grows on crustose coralline algae in subtidal zones along moderately wave exposed shorelines. It is considered to be the "Halicystis phase" of the plant "Derbesia" (Derbesiaceae, Bryopsidales) as well as other Halicystis species.

Halicystis pyriformis Levring photo2
Close-up view of fresh specimen.