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Caulerpa peltata   Lamouroux, 1809

Flattop seagrape

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Caulerpaceae

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

Sessile; brackish; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 80758).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


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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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | 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): 24 - 29.2, mean 27.9 (based on 4876 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)