Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Plants of Hawai'i

Order Nemaliales

Liagora sp.
Description: pink to red, and gooey at the ends of the tips.
Habitat: common on reef flats and tide pools but can be found in deeper waters

Trichogloea requienii
Description: slippery round gooey branches.  Light pink and slightly calcified seaweed
Size: branches 3-6mm in diameter and height varies from 5-40 cm.
Habitat: grows on reef flats and in deeper subtidal habitats to 10 m.

Galaxaura acuminata


Description: this calcified seaweed is pink to read with flattened branches.
Size: grows to 15 cm wide
Habitat: found in shaded areas of tide pools
Photograph: Puhi Bay, Hilo Hawai'i. 1996

Galaxaura fastigiata
Description: this calcified seaweed is white to pink in color with stiff, hollow cylindrical branches and deep pits in the ends.
Size: up to 15cm.
Habitat: found in tide pools and reef flats
Photograph: Puhi Bay, Hilo Hawaii. 1996

Galaxaura marginata
Description: looks like G. acuminata with hollow branches. Calcified seaweed is pink to red.
Size: grows to 15cm in length
Habitat: found in deep tide pools or at deeper depths


Last update: 1/25/2005