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Scientific name: Leathesia difformis
Common name: Brown brains
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Phaeophyceae Not Defined Ochrophyta Not Defined Ectocarpales Not Defined Scarabaeoidea Not Defined Leathesia Leathesia difformis

   

Short Description:

Forms a thick walled spongy yellow-brown cushion with a small central cavity

Identification
features:
When young, the organism is solid but as it matures it become hollow and somewhat convoluted and has the appearance of a small leathery brown bag about the same size as a tennis ball. The texture is rubbery and the outer surface smooth.
Size: 25mm in diameter
Behaviour: Often Epiphytic on other algae
Diet:  
Distribution: Cape Town to Mozambique 
Depth: 1-5m 
Habitat: Grows in mid-tide rock pools and subtidally
Reference:
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    www.wikipedia.org/
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
     
Similar Species:
  • None on databse

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-01-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 20mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-01-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 20mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
 
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