Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 80758). Tropical
Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Characterized by the usually unbranched, narrow, feather-like erect branches. The pinnately arranged pinnules (ramuli) are distinctly flattened and sickle-shaped. Erect branches up to 5 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Used as food and medicine: antifungal, to lower blood pressure (Ref. 80758). 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).
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 - 29.2, mean 27.8 (based on 5331 cells).