Turtle weed (species: Chlorodesmis fastigiata) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chlorodesmis fastigiata
Turtle weed

©Lyle Vail: Turtle Weed at Day Reef
Kingdom Plantae
Division Chlorophyta
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Udoteaceae
Genus Chlorodesmis
Species Chlorodesmis fastigiata



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Diaz-Pulido, G., C. Cornwall, P. Gartrell, C. Hurd and D.V. Tran (2016). Strategies of dissolved inorganic carbon use in macroalgae across a gradient of terrestrial influence: implications for the Great Barrier Reef in the context of ocean acidification. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1481-5. LIRS catalog number 1996.
  • 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.