Ulvophyceae | Siphonocladales
Environment / Climate / Range
Sessile; depth range 1 - 65 m (Ref. 102133). Tropical
Circumtropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thallus dark olive-green to brown, composed of many shiny, fluid-filled, club-shaped segments, 3 to 13 mm long and 2 to 3.5 mm broad and arranged in tiers with 2 to 5 segments arising from 1 lower segment. Segments loosely or compactly attached to one another by disc-like hapteral extensions. Clumps of thalli up to 5 cm in diameter (Ref. 80758).
Commonly found in wave-swept shores, strongly encrusted to rocky substrates; also grows on reef flats with extreme water movement (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
): 23.1 - 29, mean 27.4 (based on 1924 cells).