Florideophyceae | Gigartinales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 81398). Tropical
Indian Ocean: In Tanzania and South Africa, east to Western Australia, including Seychelles; Pacific Ocean: In Japan and Philippines, including the South China Sea, south to Queensland, Australia east, to French Polynesia, including Micronesia, Fiji and Hawaiian Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82093)
Thalli are to 4 cm high, pinkish-red in colour and composed of 4-5 gelatinous lobes, which are attached to a conspicuously cartilaginous, annulate stalk. The stalk is usually simple but may branch twice in well-developed specimens. The lobes are undivided and are broadly rounded, measuring approximately 1 cm in diameter and 3 cm in length. The thallus is multiaxial, composed of a filamentous medulla and cortex embedded in a gelatinous matrix. The distal ends of the cortical filaments produce the gelatinous matrix. Specimens were completely sterile (Ref. 82093).
Growing epilithically at a depth of 20 m in northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Ref. 82093)
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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.3 - 29.3, mean 27.4 (based on 1203 cells).