The Thalli is light brown or yellowish brown, characteristically net-like due to numerous perforations which range from 0.5 to 12.
0mmin diameter; in between the holes, the fleshy strands have enrolled margins and vary from 0.5 to 2.5 mm in thickness.
Thalli form extensive mats.
Used for human consumption: mixed with other vegetables in salads; contains iodine, mannitol, protein, vitamins, folic and folinic acids; also used for animal feed and fertilizer; has growth regulator substances similar to auxin, gibberellin, and cytokinin; contains alginic acid. A highly seasonal species, abundant only during the summer months. In protected coves, abundant during spring and summer months.
A highly seasonal species, abundant only during the summer months. A dominant component of the intertidal seaweed community; an abundant species during spring and summer months in protected coves, reef flats and bays at the lower littoral zone near the low tide mark. Either attached to rocky substrate, often associated with Colpomenia sinuosa, or forming thick piles on sandy bottom, or Floating.
Text source: Sealifebase
Asperococcus cancellatus (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Sonder, 1846
Asperococcus clathratus (C.Agardh) J.Agardh, 1848
Encoelium clathratum C.Agardh, 1823 Hydroclathrus cancellatus Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1825
Stilophora clathrata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh, 1827
Talarodictyon tilesii Endlicher, 1843