species: Avrainvillea erecta in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Avrainvillea erecta

©Lyle Vail: Avrainvillea erecta 8 to 10 cm high at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 18 metres depth

©Lyle Vail: Closeup of Avrainvillea erecta blade, a mat of loose intertwined filaments
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Udoteaceae
Genus Avrainvillea
Species Avrainvillea erecta



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 soft sediment habitat in Watson's Bay deeper than 15 metres

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Littler, D.S. and M.M. Littler (2003). South Pacific Reef Plants: A diver's guide to the plant life of South Pacific coral reefs. Offshore Graphics Inc, Washington DC, USA.

Other references

  • 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.