Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Thallus erect, consisting of a steel green to greyish, fan-shaped frond. Holdfast thick and bulbous. Frond composed of 1 or more series of overlapping flabellate or reniform segments,
slightly to moderately calcified and arising from a short, slender stipe. Upper margins of segments finely divided in concentric zones. Blade-like filaments terete, repeatedly dichotomous and 45 to 70 μm in width; constrictions present, of unequal distances above the dichotomies. Determinate lateral branchlets stipitate, pinnately-alternate arranged, constricted at 1/3 to 1/4 of the distance from the main axis of the filament; ends of branchlets inflated and forming club-shaped or narrow bell-like structures. Thallus (excluding holdfast) up to 11 cm in height; holdfast to about 8 cm in length (Ref. 80758).
Found in shallow areas, growing on hard, sandy, soft sandy or sandy muddy substrates (Ref. 80758).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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