Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 80758). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus consisting of a horizontal branched stolon and erect branches supporting several short-stalked ramuli, each terminating in a disc. Two forms are recognizable, a more common one with narrow discs, 3 to 9 mm in diameter, and another one with broad discs, 11 to 20 mm in diameter. Erect branches up to 5 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Used as an antifungal medicine and to lower blood pressure. Also as food (Ref. 80758). Inhabits tidepools at a depth of 3 to 6 m, or forming thick carpets on soft muddy substrates in well-protected areas. Seasonality in growth in sandy-muddy habitats appears to be related to the turbidity and salinity of the water (Ref. 80758). Also in mangrove prop roots and other hard substrates up to 80 m depth (Ref. 83908).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24 - 29.2, mean 27.9 (based on 4876 cells).