Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss 1967

Red algae

Description 1

Reddish-brown macro algae that is sometimes green due to discolouration. It is a cartilaginous, cylindrical algae that is up to 50 cm long. It is completely branched (in a profuse or scarce way), with thick, constrained branches at the base of insertion of the axis.

Biology 1

It generally reproduces asexually. It resists desiccation, burial and grazing and survives in environments with high levels of nutrients and light as well as those with low levels of nutrients and light. It lives in a wide range of temperature and salinity. It lives loose from the substrate.

Habitat 1

Protected areas and reservoirs, where it lives free among the mud and sand. Grows well in shallow, turbulent lagoons and reservoirs.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Algae 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_algas.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/1996

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