Asparagopsis taxiformis   (Delile) Trevisan de Saint-Léon, 1845

Red sea plume

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

Florideophyceae | Bonnemaisoniales | Bonnemaisoniaceae

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

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 22 m (Ref. 106682).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, greenish to red in colour, feathery or plumose, arising from a creeping stolon and attached by rhizoids to solid substrates. Central axis terete, bearing plumose branches at its upper 1/2 to 2/3 portion; the plumose branches are composed of numerous fine and delicate determinate branchlets which are densely disposed around an axis. Cystocarps subspherical or ovate, bright red in colour and borne at the apices of the short branchlets. Thalli up to 13 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used by humans as food and medicine (antibiotic and antimicrobial); used for animals as feeds; source of protein (Ref. 80758). Grows on solid substrates on reef or rocky shores exposed to moderately strong water movement (Ref. 80758). Also on mangrove prop roots, coral, rocks, or epiphytic up to a depth of 14 m (Ref. 83908). Gametophytes grow on rock faces and compacted sand and gravel (Ref. 89053).

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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 19.3 - 29.2, mean 27.7 (based on 5923 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)