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Padina minor   Yamada

Brown sea fan
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Phaeophyceae | Dictyotales | Dictyotaceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Seychelles and Thailand to Japan, Indonesia, Micronesia and Fiji.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli fan-shaped, yellowish brown to light brown or slightly whitish due to light calcification. Blade entire or divided into lobes, consisting of 2 layers of cells. Lower surface of blade divided into concentric zones by hairlines which are equidistant from each other; non-indusiate reproductive sori also form concentric lines directly above each hairline. Blade up to 10 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A source of algin (Ref. 80758); very abundant during the sunny months of the year (Ref. 80758). Attached to solid substrates on reef flats or in the upper subtidal zone, or epiphytic on large macrobenthic algae and seagrass. Grows on inner reef flats and on tidal pools on the outer portions of reef flats (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

Threat to humans

Human uses


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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)