Green Sea Lettuce

Galapagos Wildlife: Green Sea Lettuce © GCT

Green Sea Lettuce © GCT

Species Data

Common Name Green sea lettuce
Scientific Name Ulva lobata
Spanish Name Algae
Conservation Status

Galapagos Graphics: IUCN Red List Least Concern © Dan Wright

Least Concern



Plant Class Algae
Habitat Zone Marine
Uses Food for both animals and humans

Species Overview

Green sea lettuce is a seaweed eaten by a range of marine animals and is the main food source of marine iguanas. It is bright green and forms thin sheets, bearing some similarity to the common lettuce.

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