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Encrusting fan-leaf alga
Lobophora variegata
(Lamouroux) Womersley ex Oliveira, 1977

Description:
Thin, fan-shaped blades encrusting the substrate, often overlapping in a shingle-like pattern. Shades of green-brown to tan to brown.

Habitat:
Grow in most reef environments, encrusting great areas of shaded, rocky substrates. Especially abundant on undercut wall faces along deep drop-offs. Blades surfaces often covered with sediment and encrusted with epiphytes.

Distribution:
South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Encrusting fan-leaf alga (Lobophora variegata)