Phaeophyceae | Fucales
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 21 - 21 m (Ref. 102123). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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).
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
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