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). Grows on sand flats or on sandy bottoms with coral rocks, or in tide pools at the open coast (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).