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Gracilaria arcuata   Zanardini

Arcuate gracilaria

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

Florideophyceae | Gracilariales | Gracilariaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 0 - 7 m (Ref. 102160).  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, cartilaginous, greenish purple, with a discoid holdfast. Primary and secondary branches prominent, mostly arcuate, terete throughout, slightly constricted at the base. Branching on the main axes generally secund. Terminal branches giving rise to 2 or 3 short, stubby, spinose branchlets at their distal portions. Thalli up to 10 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used for human consumption: source of agar; used in wastewater purification; contains growth regulator substances similar to auxin, gibberellin, and cytokinin; used as manure for coconuts and coffee bushes in Hainan, India, and Sri Lanka (Ref. 80758). Grows in shallow subtidal areas attached to coral rocks and fragments, and shells (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

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 | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)