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Hypnea musciformis   (Wulfen) J.V. Lamouroux

crozier weed

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Gigartinales | Hypneaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Epiphytic; depth range 0 - 82 m (Ref. 102647).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also reported to have medical and pharmaceutical uses such as muscle relaxants and blood agglutinins (Ref. 82232). Schenkman (1989) reported biomass of H. musciformis in Brazil to be most affected by high temperatures (such as during low spring tides on sunny days) followed by rough seas, and grazing by amphipods and seahares (Ref. 82232). Seasonal reproductive cycle of H. musciformis tetrasporophytes and sterile plants predominated throughout the year in India. Plants reproduce vegetatively from regrowth of fragments (Ref. 82232).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Seasonal reproductive cycle of H. musciformis tetrasporophytes and sterile plants predominated throughout the year in India. Plants reproduce vegetatively from regrowth of fragments (Ref. 82232).

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. 82232)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)