Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 102147). Tropical
Indian Ocean: in Tanzania, Amirante Islands and Seychelles, east to India including Maldives and Chagos Archipelago; in Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Pacific Ocean: from China to the South China Sea, south to Queensland, Australia, including Spermonde Archipelago, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Lord Howe Island, east to American Samoa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus green, slightly calcified, forming thick clumps on sandy-rocky substrate in subtidal areas. Main branches terete, with successive whorls of glomeruliferous branches along the entire length at intervals of about 1 cm. Each whorl composed of 4 or 5 verticillately arranged lateral branchlets which are dichotomously branched repeatedly (6 to 7 times) in alternate planes, rarely trichotomously branched. Thallus up to 10 cm in height (Ref. 80758).
Contains norcycloartene triterpenoids (Ref. 80758). Forms clumps in rocky crevices in moderately wave-exposed shallow subtidal areas (Ref. 80758).
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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 808 cells).