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Macrocystis pyrifera   (Linnaeus) Agardh, 1820

giant kelp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Macrocystis pyrifera   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Phaeophyceae | Laminariales | Lessoniaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 26875).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5,000 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26875)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epifaunal (Ref. 93290).

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

Human uses

Fisheries: highly 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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.6 - 27.5, mean 14.8 (based on 3026 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)