Monosporus indicus, a small, epiphytic red alga was described from Bombay, India, and subsequently found on Lord Howe Island, between Australia and New Zealand and in Korea. It has also been found in Polynesia and Hawaii. The plant grows as horizontal stolons up to 20 mm long;, with multiple vertical axes up to 4 mm tall, so is easily overlooked In 1985, it was collected in Martinique, its first Atlantic record In 1992, it was collected in the Dry Tortugas, Florida (Ballantine 1996). This alga is an epiphyte on Codium spp., Halimeda spp., Polysiphonia spp., and other algae (Bucher and Norris 1995). In the Caribbean, it has been found on Isla San Andres Colombia, and in Venezuela. Its first discovery in the Eastern Pacific, was in the Gulf of Panama, Colombia. It has been found in Israel, in the Mediterranean Sea, where it is considered a Lessepsian species, introduced through the Suez Canal.