Jania verrucosa

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Rottnest Island (WA) around southern Australia and Tasmania to Coffs Harbour (NSW) [15]

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

In shallow eulittoral pools or on rocks near low tide level1

Flower description:



Almost entirely epilithic red algae with light to medium red-brown, fading to grey-white thalli 3-5 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has more robust fronds than other southern Australian species of Jania and it is almost entirely epilithic1

Image of Jania verrucosa
Conservation status:


1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1996). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales”. ABRS, Canberra.