Lizard Island Field Guide: Description of Turtle weed
Turtle weed

Turtle Weed at Day Reef

© Lyle Vail
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Plantae: no rank
no scientific name

Common names

Turtle weed

Alternative scientific names


Australian distribution: Turtle weed (Chlorodesmis fastigiata) © Atlas of Living Australia
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Conservation status


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Additional information

Scientific data sources

Bibliographic references

  • Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2009). Limited functional redundancy in a high diversity system:single species dominates key ecological processon coral reefs, Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007: s10021-009. LIRS catalog number 1270
  • Hoey, A.S. and D.R. Bellwood (2009). Among-habitat variation in herbivory on Sargassum sp(p). on a mid-shelf reef in the northern Great Barrier Reef, Marine Biology, doi 10.1007: s00227-009. LIRS catalog number 1271