Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment / Climate / Range
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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 Î¼m 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).
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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.1 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2552 cells).