Scaberia agardhii

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Houtman Abrolhos (WA) around southern Australia and northern Tasmania (to Oyster Bay), to Collaroy (NSW)

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

Moderate to strong water movement on most of the southern Australian coast, from low tide level to about 40 m deep1

Flower description:



Brown algae with medium brown thallus 20-100 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species branches radially. Upper branches are covered with laterally appressed, short, peltate determinant laterals1

Image of Scaberia agardhii
Conservation status:


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