Florideophyceae | Nemaliales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 83908). Tropical
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus soft and lubricous, pinkish in colour, lightly calcified, farinous and attached by a small discoid holdfast. Branches numerous, terete, about 1.5 mm in diameter. Branching basically dichotomous, interdichotomal segments decreasing towards the terminal portion of the thallus. Apices of branches fork into very short acute terminal branchlets. Assimilatory filaments terete, about 445 μm long and 30 μm broad; the cells nearly moniliform throughout. Antheridia borne in capitate clusters at the tips of the assimilatory filaments. Thalli to about 13 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Used for human consumption (Ref. 80758). Found in shallow water, growing on rocks or old corals in moderately sheltered locations (Ref. 80758). Shallow subtidal (3 to 10 m depth) to subtidal (>10 m) (Ref. 116144).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 19.6 - 29.2, mean 27.8 (based on 4796 cells).