Range: Widespread throughout the world
Natural Environment: Forms mat-like growths on upper rocky intertidal areas
Aquarium Suitability: This wiry type turf algae likes bright light, very good water movement, and a nutrient rich environment. Its best to remove this nuisance species on anything that might enter the aquarium, as it may spread and crowd out other desired growths in the aquarium. A difficult species to eradicate once it gets a foothold in the aquarium.