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Halimeda macroloba   Decaisne

Erect sea cactus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Halimeda macroloba   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Halimedaceae

Environment / Climate / Range

Epiphytic; depth range 0 - 41 m (Ref. 102109).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Not utilized commercially, although research have shown that it is a source of growth regulators: auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin; also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties (Ref. 80758). Occurs on sand flats or in shallow water, usually in close association with seagrasses and other large macroalgae (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)

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, bright green in colour when fresh and cream or greenish when dried, moderately calcified. Holdfast bulbous. Thallus with a compressed, rectangular to subcuneate basal segment, from which arise in a single plane 2 or more separate segments, altogether forming a somewhat folded, fan-shaped base. Segments of branches distinctly large and flat to compressed, 1 to 3 mm thick, commonly flabellate and occasionally quadrangular, the uppermargin entire, undulate or irregularly lobed; largest segment 2.2 cm high and 2.9 cm wide. Cortex consisting of 3 layers of utricles, outermost utricles easily separate upon decalcification; utricles polygonal in surface view, 30 to 60 μm broad and 79 to 136 μm long. Thallus (excluding holdfast) to about 12 cm in height; holdfast to 4.5 cm in length (Ref. 80758).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.2 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 874 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)