Stone Weed (Lithophyllum Lichenoides)

Latin name: Lithophyllum lichenoides
Common name: Stone weed
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Corallinales
Family: Corallinaceae
Genus: Lithophyllum

Habitat: Common in surface waters where it shows a high tolerance of wave action.

Size: This is a strongly calcified alga, its growth is determined by tidal movement.

Shape: Coral-like with numerous hard and flattened fronds.

Colour: Purple with white or pink new growth lines at the edges.