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Balliella crouanioides   (Itono) Itono & Tanaka

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Ceramiales | Ceramiaceae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)

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Epiphytic

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indian Ocean: In Kenya and South Africa; Pacific Ocean: In Japan and Korea.

Short description

Thalli form woolly tufts composed of uniseriate filaments to 40 mm high. Filaments are opposite-distichously branched with indeterminate branches being formed every (1-) 2 (-5) segments. The apical parts of the axes show a distinctive sinusoidal curving. Corticating rhizoids arise from the lower cells of the laterals and form a loose rag-like cortex. The periaxial cells are 100-115 um in diameter and bear spherical vesicular cells, 8-15 um in diameter on their abaxial side. Decussately divided tetrasporangia develop on the adaxial side of the periaxial cells of the laterals. Tetrasporangia are ovoid, 30-55 um long and 30-38 um wide. Gametophytes were not observed (Ref. 82093).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Balliella crouanioides is a common component of the sublittoral zone (-20 to -35 m), where it forms distinctive orangy-iridescent tufts on a variety of substrates (coral debris, various algae, sponges, etc.) (Ref. 82093).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)