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Digenea simplex   (Wulfen) C. Agardh

Red seabroom

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

Florideophyceae | Ceramiales | Rhodomelaceae

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

Sessile; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 80758).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, dull brownish red. Branches densely clothed with hair-like determinate branchlets, especially at the upper half portion of the thallus. Branching of the main axis basically dichotomous but may become irregular due to the production of adventitious laterals. Determinate branchlets uncorticated and consisting of a distinct axial cell surrounded by nine pericentral cells. Thalli up to 9 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized for medicinal purposes: as anthelmintic, vermifuge and laxative; source of agar, kainic and a-allokainic acids, kainic acid is a vermifuge or anthelmintic against the parasitic round worm (Ascaris), the whip worm (Trichuris), and tapeworm (Taenia) (Ref. 80758). Abundant and commonly grows in the intertidal belt, down to depths of 20 m (Ref. 80758), on coral fragments, rocks or other hard substrates (Ref. 83908). Also grows in calm bays and in open lagoons (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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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): 18.1 - 28.9, mean 26.9 (based on 4020 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)