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Eucheuma denticulatum   (N.L. Burman) F.S. Collins & Hervey

Spiny eucheuma

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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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

Atlantic Ocean: in the Caribbean (in Lesser Antilles). Indian Ocean: from Djibouti to South Africa, including Reunion, east to India and south to Western Australia, including Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Pacific Ocean: from China to the South China Sea south to Queensland Australia, including Lord Howe Island and Fiji, east to the Hawaiian Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli consist of many terete branches, tapering to acute tips, densely covered with 1 to 8 mm long spinose determinate branchlets arranged in whorls, forming distinct nodes and internodes at the distal portions of the branches. Cross-section of a branch reveals a dense core of thick-walled and very small rhizoidal cells. Thalli up to 30 cm in height (Ref. 80758). The fusion of branches upon coming in contact with each other and their ability to form secondary holdfasts at tips of branches results in the formation of thick and strongly attached clumps or carpet-like beds (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used for human consumption in stews, eaten fresh, or blanched in boiling water, or made into Eucheuma candy, or as garnishing; principal source of phycocolloid carrageenan (iota); controls heavy metal pollution (Pb, Cd); used as manure in industrial products and processes; used in animal feeds (Ref. 80758). Thrives very well on sandy-coralline to rocky substrate in areas constantly exposed to moderate to strong water currents; commonly found growing strongly attached to coralline gravelly-rocky or coarse sandy-rocky substrate at the intertidal to the upper (shallow) subtidal zone on the reefs exposed to moderate wave action or strong tidal currents where it may form thick clumps or beds. The fusion of branches upon coming in contact with each other and their ability to form secondary holdfasts at tips of branches results in the formation of thick and strongly attached clumps or carpet-like beds which are able to withstand moderate to strong water movement. Has never been reported from calm or protected habitats (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
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki |

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Internet sources

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)