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Codium edule   P.C. Silva

Branched sea cushion
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Codiaceae

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

Sessile; depth range 2 - 48 m (Ref. 80758).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indian Ocean: in Maldives; Pacific Ocean: from Taiwan to Papua New Guinea, including Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia and Federated States of Micronesia, east to the Hawaiian Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thallus intertwined green to greenish brown, forming a spongy mass. Branches cylindrical, 3 to 7 mm in diameter, attached to one another at any point by small cushion-like rhizoidal structures. Branching dichotomous to subdichotomous, forming angles of more than 45° but less than 90°. Filaments of the medulla 42 to 69 μm wide, separated from the utricles by deep constrictions. Utricles club-shaped, cone-shaped, or cylindrical, slightly tapering towards the base with rounded tips; some utricles with slight swelling just below the apex; utricles 200 to 460 μm in diameter at the thickest portion, and 800 to 1 070 μm in length. Amorphous clumps up to 5 cm in diameter (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used as food by humans; commonly sold fresh in the markets in Northern Luzon, Philippines (Ref. 80758). Maximum depth from Ref. 102150. Attached to coralline or sand-covered rocks in lower intertidal to subtidal areas at depths of 1.8 to 4.6 m (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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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): 24.7 - 28.9, mean 27.5 (based on 230 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)