Peyssonnelia squamariais commonly referred to as Red Algae. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 50 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Peyssonnelia squamaria is dark red, reddish brown to blackish. This alga has flat, leaf-like thalli, kidney shaped.This Red algae growing spread horizontally and is attached to the substrate by rhizoids. This alga feels leathery.Bottom of the thalli is wholly or partially calcified.