Laurencia sp.

Species of Laurencia are a highly variable with worldwide distribution. Most species feature rubbery, stiff alternating branches that are connected to long cylindrical uprights. The ends of each branch are typically short with slightly rounded tips. Individual species are sometimes difficult to identify especially in younger plants. Most species grow in near shore environments and is seldom found in deeper water. It grows on rocks, rubble and hard bottom attached by a single holdfast. It also frequently grows on other plants as an epithetic algae in sea grass beds and the reef flat. As with all red macro algae it should not be buried in the substrate. Somewhat palatable to fish and invertebrates.

Aquarium Care Information

Scientific Name: Laurencia sp.

Common Name: Unknown

Origin: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, South Pacific

Maximum Height : 8"

Growth Rate: Moderate

Light: Moderate

Temperature: 76-80

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Moderate

Food Value: Somewhat palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Good

Flow Rate: Moderate 

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