Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 1 - 59 m (Ref. 102151). Tropical
Indian Ocean: from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, including the Red Sea and Madagascar, east to Pakistan and south to Dampier, Western Australia, including Maldives; Pacific Ocean: from Japan to the South China Sea, south to Queensland, Australia, including Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall, and Solomon Islands, east to the Hawaiian Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus consists of a horizontal branched stolon and erect branches, the latter densely covered by many short ramuli; along almost the entire length of their axes. Each ramulus consisting of a short stalk and a globose tip, 1 to 3 mm in diameter; the distinct constriction between the tip of the stalk and the base of the globose tip is a characteristic of this species. Erect branches up to 15 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Highly favoured for human consumption due to its soft and succulent texture; has a high mineral content (Ca, K, Mg, Na, Cu, Fe, Zn); also used as 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
Fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 24 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1380 cells).