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Scientific name: Lyengaria stellata
Common name: Starred cushion
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 Lyengaria Lyengaria stellata


Short Description:

The starred cushion has knobbled yellowish cushions composed of hollow compactedbranching tubes

Size: 50mm 
Behaviour: Attached to tocks in tidal pools
Distribution: Cape Point to Port St Johns 
Depth: 1-5m
Habitat: Favours sheltered rock platforms and shallow pools at mid-tide level
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)

    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • None

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-20 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 18 100mm 1 Canon Powershot G10 photo
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