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Betaphycus gelatinum   (Esper) Doty

Prostrate eucheuma
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Classification
Florideophyceae | Gigartinales | Areschougiaceae
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Main reference
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
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Environment
Sessile

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific Ocean.
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Short description
Thalli prostrate, attached to rocky substrate by well-developed haptera which arise from the bottom surface of the branches. Branching irregular, the branches flattened and segmented, with numerous spinose processes limited to their margins and ventral surface. Compacted thick-walled rhizoidal filaments are present at the centre of the medulla. Thalli up to 14 cm in length (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Utilized for human consumption; source of carrageenan (Ref. 80758) Inhabits intertidal areas strongly attached to rocky or coralline substrate near reef margins exposed to strong wave action or currents. Usually forms belts parallel to the reef margin at 0.3 m above to average low tide levels. (Ref. 80758).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)