Florideophyceae | Bonnemaisoniales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 22 m (Ref. 106682). Subtropical
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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).
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
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
): 19.3 - 29.2, mean 27.7 (based on 5923 cells).