species: Halimeda cylindracea in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Halimeda cylindracea

©Anne Hoggett: Halimeda cylindracea at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 17 metres depth

©Anne Hoggett: Halimeda cylindracea exposed at low tide at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Numerous Halimeda cylindracea plants on the intertidal flat off Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Halimedaceae
Genus Halimeda
Species Halimeda cylindracea



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common in sheltered sandy areas from the intertidal to at least 20 metres depth

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Cribb, A.B. and J.W. Cribb (1985). Plant life of the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent shores University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Other references

  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • Price, I.A., A.W.D. Larkum and A. Bailey (1976). Appendix: Check list of marine benthic plants collected in the Lizard Island area, Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 3: 3-8. LIRS catalog number 191.