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Caulerpa taxifolia   (M. Vahl) C. Agardh

Green sea palm
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Caulerpaceae

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

Sessile; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 80758).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Characterized by the usually unbranched, narrow, feather-like erect branches. The pinnately arranged pinnules (ramuli) are distinctly flattened and sickle-shaped. Erect branches up to 5 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used as food and medicine: antifungal, to lower blood pressure (Ref. 80758). Inhabits soft to hard, sandy or rocky substrate in calm to moderately exposed habitats. Abundant in quiet waters or in tide pools. Plants of sheltered shores and in shallow water grow on sand, mud, or rocks; sometimes found in moderately exposed situations and dredged to a depth of 30 m on sand and gravel (Ref. 80758).

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. 120744)


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 | | 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): 23.3 - 29.2, mean 27.8 (based on 5331 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)