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Bornetella sphaerica   (Zanardini) Solms-Laubach

Spherical turtle shell

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Bornetella sphaerica   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Ulvophyceae | Dasycladales | Dasycladaceae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 102104)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Tanzania to Japan, Philippines and Hawaiian Islands.

Short description

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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)