Spherical Turtle Shell (Bornetella sphaerica) – A Complete Guide

Bornetella sphaerica Featured Image

The Spherical Turtle Shell, or Bornetella sphaerica, is a type of marine alga found in the tropical Indo-Pacific region, specifically in places like Indonesia.

It has a unique structure, with a disk-like base, a slender stem, and whorls of fine filaments and branches that form a round shape.

It measures around 0.2 to 0.4 inches in diameter.

This alga is found in areas from East Africa and Madagascar to Japan, the Philippines, Hawaii, and northern Australia.

It grows on reefs, rocks, and dead coral in both shallow and deeper waters, up to 200 feet deep.

You can check out what this plant looks like over here.

Bornetella sphaerica Characteristics

Care Level:Moderate
Required Lighting:Moderate
Required Water Flow:Low
Is Palatable?Not really
Maximum Size:2 in (5.1 cm)

Scientific Classification

Scientific Name:Bornetella sphaerica
Also Known As:Spherical Turtle Shell
Conservation Status:Unknown

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *