Colpomenia sinuosa

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Widely distributed in most oceans [12]

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

From the mid eulittoral to below low tide level, mainly in summer1

Flower description:



Epilithic or epiphytic brown algae with medium to dark brown thallus 2-15 cm across and 1-4 cm high. Irregularly globular, lobed, convolute or folded1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Image of Colpomenia sinuosa
Conservation status:


1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1987). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part II”. ABRS, Canberra.