Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 2 - 48 m (Ref. 80758). Tropical
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
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).
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
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 28.9, mean 27.5 (based on 230 cells).