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Green bubble weed
Dictyosphaeria cavernosa
(Forsskål) Børgesen, 1932

Description:
The plant forms a large, green, hollow, nearly spherical mass that may be lobed or may collapse or rupture but continues to grow; up to 10 cm in diameter. The wall is crisp, crunchy and show large, angular cells.

Habitat:
It grows in most reef environments, attached to rocky substrates and areas of dead coral. On occasion it covers extensive areas, especially under high nutrient levels.

Distribution:
South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Green bubble weed (Dictyosphaeria cavernosa)