Macrocystis pyrifera   (Linnaeus) Agardh, 1820

giant kelp
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Phaeophyceae | Laminariales | Lessoniaceae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile; 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. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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 | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | 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)