Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 3 - 110 m (Ref. 80758). Tropical
Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Characterized by the feather-like erect branches. The pinnately arranged pinnules (ramuli) are cylindrical with a mucronate tip. Erect branches up to 12 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Used for human consumption as food and medicine: antifungal, lowers blood pressure; source of sitosterol, caulerpin, and caulerpicin, palmitic acid (Ref. 80758). Grows on sandy to sandy-rocky substrate in calm, shallow and protected areas on reef flats; commonly associated with seagrasses (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
): 22.4 - 29, mean 27.5 (based on 2634 cells).