Ecology of Caulerpa taxifolia
 
Main Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Caulerpa taxifolia may be found.
Remarks Inhabits soft to hard, sandy or rocky substrate in calm to moderately exposed habitats. Abundant in quiet waters or in tide pools. Plants of sheltered shores and in shallow water grow on sand, mud, or rocks; sometimes found in moderately exposed situations and dredged to a depth of 30 m on sand and gravel (Ref. 80758).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: sessile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001
Special habitats Beds: rock;
Special habitats Ref. Trono, G.C. Jr., 2001

associations

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Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

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trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Glorioso, Joann on 07.08.09
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 06.02.15
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