Scinaia hormoides   Setchell

Moniliform sea moss

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Nemaliales | Galaxauraceae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, red to deep purple in colour, attached by a small discoid holdfast. Stipe short and hard texture giving off branches which are deeply constricted at regular intervals giving rise to vesicular, globose segments (moniliform), 5 mm broad and 7 mm long. Cross-section of a segment shows a medulla of loose strands of slender non-pigmented medullary filaments and a cortex of 2 layers of cells, the outer epidermal layer made up of firmly coherent non-pigmented cells, the inner layer consisting of ovoid to elongate pigmented cells. Thalli up to 7 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Obtained from natural stocks; a good source of agar; used for human consumption (Ref. 80758). Grows in rocky wave-exposed areas of reef or rocky shores (Ref. 80758).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.1 - 28.5, mean 25.6 (based on 52 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)