Author: Raymond Sito, Paul Guevarra, and Duncan Bailey
Common Name: Coral Leaf Seaweed
Scientific Name:Calliarthron spp. and Bossiella spp.
Identifying Features: The reddish-pink thalli are hard having cell walls with calcium carbonate. It has uncalcified joints that allow it to flex and wave in the current. Dead specimens appear white resembling a skeleton.
Habitat: The coralline algaes similar to these species are common on rocky shore lines and around the rim of tidepools or in the cracks and crevices of large rocks and fissures.