Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 79 m (Ref. 102098). Tropical
Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus consists of a horizontal branched stolon and erect shortly stipitate blades, 4 to 10 times longer than broad. Apices of blades slightly rounded, emarginate, rarely truncate; the margins often finely to coarsely dentate in their entire length or limited to some parts of the blade; blade unbranched or branched, branching occurs near the base of the blades. Thalli attached to sandy-muddy substrate by a rhizoidal holdfast. Erect blades up to 3 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Used for human consumption as food and medicine: antifungal, lowers blood pressure (Ref. 80758).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 23.3 - 28.8, mean 27.3 (based on 774 cells).