Codium bursa   (Linnaeus) C. Agardh, 1817


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

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Codiaceae

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

Benthic; depth range 40 - 90 m (Ref. 84622).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

The thallus looks, youth, almost perfectly spherical, then flattens out and hollowed in the middle. Reaches 40 cm in diameter. Rough to the touch, hollow inside and easily compressible. Color varies from light green to very dark green. Sometimes microscopic blue-green algae can cover the top of a red thallus. For its texture can be confused with a sponge (Ref. 84622).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Form small colonies. Reproduction takes place in the autumn to fragmentation of the thallus. Found on rocky bottoms or Posidonia oceanica. Common to the surface - about 40 meters and well-lit depths down to 90 meters. Eradicated by the storm surges can be found in areas of shore or surf. Form small colonies (Ref. 84622).

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

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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): 10.3 - 18.6, mean 14.3 (based on 86 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)