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Scientific name: Ulva spp
Common name: Sea lettuce
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chlorophyta Not Defined Ulvophyceae Not Defined Ulvales Not Defined Ulvaceae Not Defined Ulva Ulva spp


Short Description:

Membaranus vivid-green blades,two cells thick,attatched by a disc shape holdfast


Size: 150-200mm 
Behaviour: Attached to rocks
Diet: Not Applicable
Distribution Troughout Southern Africa
Depth:  1-15m
Habitat: Sub-tidal pools , Estuaries and shallow reefs
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-02 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 30mm 7m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-31 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shiprock 18 20mm 12m Olympus FE280 photo
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