Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 26 m (Ref. 102128)
Climate / Range
Atlantic Ocean: from Texas, USA to SaÃµ Paulo, Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, east to the Mediterranean Sea and south to Angola, including Azores, Madeira, Salvage, Canary and Cape Verde Island; Indian Ocean: from the Arabian Sea, including Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, south to South Africa including Aldabra Islands, Seychelles, Madagascar, Rodrigues Island and RÃ©union, east to Sri Lanka; in the Bay of Bengal from Bangladesh to South Australia, including Laccadive Islands, Maldives, Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands and Diego Garcia Atoll; Pacific Ocean: from Japan to the South China Sea south to New Zealand, including Tasmania, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Fiji and Lord Howe Island, east to California, USA, including French Polynesia, Hawaiian Islands, Samoan Archipelago; south in Mexico and Chile, including Easter Island. Tropical to subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Thalli light brown or yellowish brown, characteristically net-like due to numerous perforations which range from 0.5 to 12.0mmin diameter; in between the holes, the fleshy strands have enrolled margins and vary from 0.5 to 2.5 mm in thickness. Thalli form extensive mats (Ref. 80758).
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models