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Turbinaria decurrens   Bory de Saint-Vincent

Triangular sea bell
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Phaeophyceae | Fucales | Sargassaceae

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

Sessile; depth range 21 - 21 m (Ref. 102123).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, tough, dark to yellowish brown, with coarse, branched holdfasts; leaves fleshy, 11 to 17 mm long, obpyramidal in lateral view, due to prominent trigonous leaf-like extensions which extend from the terminal portion of the leaf to the stalk. Leaves characteristically triangular in surface view, often with a concave surface; outer margin finely toothed to entire; cross-section of leaves triangular with or without a large central vesicle. Paniculate receptacular branches about 8 mm long, attached at the base of the leaf stalk. This species is distinct from other members of Turbinaria because of its triquetrous leaves. Thalli up to 10 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used for human consumption, as fertilizer and insect repellant; source of alginate (Ref. 80758). Usually occurs from lower intertidal to upper subtidal areas, strongly attached to rocks in wave-exposed habitats (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

Price category (Ref. 80766)