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Hypnea boergesenii   T.Tanaka

Tufted sea moss
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Gigartinales | Hypneaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli form dense tufts, composed of somewhat erect branches, brownish green, always associated with other species of algae. Main axes percurrent, terete, tapering towards the apices, 410 to 800 μm in diameter, proliferous at the upper portion. Branches densely clothed with short lateral branchlets which are 150 to 300 μm apart but slightly farther at the terminal portions; lateral branchlets may be simple and acuminate or compound, bifurcate or beset with short spinose projections. Thalli to about 13 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Source of protein and carrageenan. Used as fertilizer, animal feed, and medicine (antitumor). Also used as coconut manure in Brazil and West Indies (Ref. 80758). Grows in lower intertidal to shallow subtidal areas exposed to moderate to strong wave action (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
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Mass conversion

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)