General Description

Long round wiry dark stems, with a cluster (5-12) of leaves at top. Leaves are flat and long and with three longitudinal ribs (veins) and a rounded (obtuse) leaf tip. Stem arises from a runner (rhizome) which is creeping and usually arched root system. Green leaves with dark brown wiry stem. Up to 1.4 m (leaf) long.

Biology

Beds of this seagrass support diverse communities of fish and invertebrates. They are locally declining in some regions.

Distribution

Southern Australia.

Habitat

In soft sediment of tidal pools and shallow subtidal waters, to depth of 15 m.

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