Surf Grass

Photo Credit: Gregory Krutzikowsky, ODFW


  • Species Common Name Surf Grass
  • Species Scientific Name Phyllospadix spp.


Special needs

Surf grass occurs only in rocky intertidal and very shallow rocky subtidal habitat.

Limiting factors

Substratum availability and seed dispersal are among factors limiting the distribution of surf grass.

Conservation actions

Observe restrictions on harvest. Monitor the status of surf grass at index sites.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat