Ulvophyceae | Dasycladales
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 102104)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from Tanzania to Japan, Philippines and Hawaiian Islands.
Thallus bright green, spherical to oval and mostly less than 10 mm in diameter, attached to substrate by a disc-like holdfast. Stipe slender and cylindrical, broader at its distal end and
continuous with the central axis which extends 1/2 to 2/3 of the length of thallus.Whorls of delicate primary lateral filaments arise from the central axis, bearing many laterally attached aplanosporangia. Primary lateral filaments terminate in a whorl of filiform branches with laterally coherent inflated hexagonal ends, forming a monostromatic cortex. Thalli 5 to 6 mm in diameter (Ref. 80758).
Forms colonies on rocks or dead coral branches in lower intertidal areas, sometimes exposed during low tide (Ref. 80758).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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