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Betaphycus gelatinum   (Esper) Doty

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

Florideophyceae | Gigartinales | Areschougiaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

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).

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. 115185)

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 | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)