Caulerpa cupressoides   (Vahl) Agardh, 1823

Toothed stolon

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

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Caulerpaceae

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

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 83908).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: from the west coast of Florida, USA to the Caribbean, including Gulf of Mexico, south to Brazil, east to Canary Islands and south to São Tomé & Príncipe; Indian Ocean: from Yemen to Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, including Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra, east to India and south to Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia including the Andaman, Chagos Archipelago and Diego Garcia Atoll; Pacific Ocean: from Japan to the South China Sea and south to Queensland, Australia including Federated States of Micronesia, east to American Samoa.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thallus consists of a horizontal branched stolon and feather-like erect branches. Upcurved cylindrical pinnules are pinnately or distichously arranged along the side of the distal portion of branch axes and sometimes tristichously arranged at the lower or basal portion of the erect branches. Erect branches up to 10 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used for human consumption as food and medicine: antifungal, lowers blood pressure (Ref. 80758). Maximum depth from Ref. 102144. Inhabits sandy substrate with coral rocks in calm, shallow areas and moderately exposed habitats. It may form large colonies on sandy shallows, attached to shells, stones, and coral fragments or anchored on the sand. While quite able to grow luxuriantly in warm shallow tidepools or lagoons, this species is apparently not adapted to shaded 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. 124695)

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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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | 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): 23.4 - 29, mean 27.4 (based on 2022 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)