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Shaving Brush

Common Name: Shaving Brush. Scientific Name: Penicillus Capitatus or Penicillus Dumetosus.   Penicillus Capitatus and Penicillus Dumetosus are very similar and differ in stem length and calcification amount. The shaving brush grows to…

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Finger Algae

Common Name: Finger Algae Scientific Name: Neomeris Annulata This particular algae makes its appearance in the hobby on collected live rock from both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It does fairly well…

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Cactus algae

Common Name: Cactus algae Scientific Name: Halimeda Opuntia The Cactus algae has smaller somewhat heart-shaped segments, with more segments per chain and frequently forms fairly dense mounds of the algae. In the aquarium it…

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Sea Lettuce

Common Name: Sea Lettuce Scientific Name:  Ulva Sp. The green sea lettuce can grow in clusters reaching 20 cm in size. It is common worldwide in a wide variety of species and…

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Mermaid’s Fan

Common Name: Mermaid's Fan Scientific Name: Udotea Flabellum   The Mermaid's Fan grown up to 30 cm in hight and can extend several inches into the substrate, where "shoots" form new plants from…

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Pinecone Algae

Common Name:  Pinecone Algae Scientific Name: Rhipocephalus Phoenix A very beautiful calcified algae that is spherical in shape, resembling a pinecone. Native to the reef flat, it grows in sandy substrate. Mature plants…

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Green Bubble Algae

Common Name: Green Bubble Algae. Scientific Name: Valonia Sp. Bubble algea occur worldwide in tropical waters on reefs as well as shallow water habitats. It grows in different sizes, fluid and air…

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Saucer Algae, Mushroom Algae

Common Name: Saucer Algae, Mushroom Algae. Scientific Name: Caulerpa Var. Peltata   The Saucer Algae or Mushroom Algae grows in compact clusters of rounded or flat topped uprights reaching to 15 cm in…

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Palm Tree Algae

Common Name: Palm Tree Algae Scientific Name: Caulerpa Paspaloides   The palm tree algea grows up to 30 cm in length in fronds that extend upwards in clusters resembling a pulm tree.…

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Fern Algae

Common Name: Fern Algae. Scientific Name:  Caulerpa Mexicana. Fern Algea has a deep green color with beautiful segmented fronds. It grows rather compact in turbulent environments, but can extend into larger leaflets…

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