Elongata features long, tubular branches, that are attached by a
single holdfast to form tight symmetrical clumps. It is both
gelatinous and fleshy ranging in color from yellow to
pinkish-red. The tips of each individual branch can be both
rounded or split into multiple finger-like appendages. At first
glance, it often resembles Gracilaria, as the shape is very
similar. It occurs in moderate to deep water habitats to 150 feet.
In the aquarium, its needs are very similar to other varieties of
Halymenia, and it prefers moderate to high current and low to
moderate lighting. This species is often found on aqua-cultured
live rock from the Gulf of Mexico and will grow from spores when
placed in the aquarium. Individual specimens are rarely available,
but are occasionally offered by marine life collectors. Palatable
to some fish.
Scientific Name: Halymenia Elongata
Common Name: Red Finger
Gulf of Mexico
Maximum Height : 12"
Growth Rate: Moderate
Moderate to High