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Euptilota fergusonii   A.D. Cotton

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Ceramiales | Ceramiaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indian Ocean: from the Arabian Sea south to South Africa, east to Sri Lanka.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82093)

Short description Morphology

Thalli are erect, to 15 cm high, pinnately branched up to 5 orders and lack a percurrent main axis. The holdfast is densely rhizoidal. Axes are corticated from close to the apices with corticating filaments arising from the periaxial cells, approximately 12-14 cells proximal to the apex. Proximal axial cells are 450-500 μm wide and 240-270 μm long. Each axial cell bears a single lateral in a distichous-alternate pattern. Determinate branchlets are ecorticate, curved upwards and up to 12 cells long. The basal 3 cells of a determinate lateral bear each a short adaxial side branch, the fourth to the ninth cell bear an arched abaxial branchlet and the remaining cells remain unbranched, except for the ultimate and penultimate cells, which bear 1-2 (-4) spine-like cells. Indeterminate branchlets are formed irregularly and repeat the branching pattern of the main axes. Tetrahedrally divided tetrasporangia (60 μm long, 40-50 μm wide) are borne laterally on cells of the ultimate branchlets. Gametophytes were not observed (Ref. 82093).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Euptilota fergusonii is distinguished from other Euptilota species inhaving spine-like cells at the tips of the determinate laterals. Thalli are erect, to 15 cm high, pinnately branched up to 5 orders and lack a percurrent main axis (Ref. 82093). Collected at two occasions only, at a depth of 15-25 m in northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Sodwana area) (Ref. 82093).

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

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)