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Hypnea musciformis   (Wulfen) J.V. Lamouroux


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Hypnea musciformis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Florideophyceae | Gigartinales | Hypneaceae
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Main reference
Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)
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Environment
Epiphytic; depth range 0 - 82 m (Ref. 102647)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 82232)




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)