Ulvophyceae | Ulvales
Environment / Climate / Range
Sessile; brackish. Tropical
Western Central Atlantic, Western Indian Ocean, Southeast Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Occurs in shallow intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 80999). Found in river mouths and brackish inner bays (Ref. 115112). Caused the world's largest drifting microalgal bloom (green-tide) in late June 2008, covering about 600 square kilometers off Qingdao coastline. Alteromonadales, Flavobacteriales, Rhodobacterales dominated the epiphytic bacterial assemblage over the course of the bloom (Ref. 115148).
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
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