Not Reef Tank Suitable
Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank
Range: Central Pacific Ocean: Endemic to Hawaii.
Natural Environment: Found on wave-swept beaches, tidepools and on reef flats. Has great variation in its morphology. This alga can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions, as it is found in areas of high salinity, high wave action, and changing temperatures. Reproduction is by vegetative fragmentation or sexual reproduction. Tough, bushy growth, ranging in size from 2 inches to 25 inches (5 - 63 cm).
Aquarium Suitability: Not considered a desirable aquarium species.
Potential Control Species: Fish: Naso brevirostris, Naso lituratus
Urchins: Diadema setosum