context source (HKRMS) Tseng, C.K., Chang, C. F., Xia, E. Z. & Xia, B. M. (). Studies on some marine red algae from Hong Kong. In: Proceedings of the first. F. acanthophorus is a later name for Fucus spicifera Vahl () and the combination Acanthophora spicifera was established by Børgesen in. Acanthophora spicifera (Vahl) Borgesen (Download Help) Acanthophora spicifera TSN Genus, Acanthophora J. V. F. Lamouroux. Species.

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In situ observations on preferential grazing of seaweeds by some herbivores.

Grows to 20 cm high. Typical salinities on reefs in the Caribbean where A. Taylor, ; Littler and Littler, This has caused the coastal environments to change from originally oligotrophic conditions to eutrophic, creating more favourable conditions for the establishment of new algae.

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In the Caribbean, Laurencia papillosa is one associated species. Marine macroalgae from the Gulf of Carpentaria, tropical northern Australia. Acanthophora spicifera is consumed in Tahiti, and also features in the diet of native Fijians Payri et al.

Agardh Acanthophora spicifsra H. The successful occupation of Hawaiian habitats by A. Gigartinales in the Hawaiian Islands and its utilization by the green turtle, Chelonia mydas L.

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Gametophytes dioecious, spermatangial heads plate-like, on single-celled stalks near branch apices, often with sterile hairs present at base of stalk; cystocarps on adaxial sides of spines, urn-shaped, 0. A comparison of immature green turtles Chelonia mydas diets among seven sites in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Due to agricultural practices and urbanization, most of the water effluents in the Hawaiian islands contain high amounts of dissolved nutrients.

Distribution of marine algae about Bermuda. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Australian Systematic Botany, 6: This page is available from: St Croix, Virgin Islands Vahl Agardh Sonder Acanthophora spiciferaf. Journal of Applied Phycology Acanthophora spicifera has been reported to have a triphasic alternation of generations. Feeding by coral spivifera mesograzers: Effects of herbivory, nutrient levels, and introduced algae on the distribution of the invasive macroalga Dictyosphaeria cavernosa spicifrra Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

National University of Ireland. Antioxidant properties of methanol extract and its solvent fractions obtained from selected Indian red seaweeds.

The Queensland Naturalists’ Club Inc. Exposed reefs, rather than bays, lagoons and tide pools, would be expected to produce and disperse more propagules because of higher wave action, so it is suggested that removal efforts target these sites. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. University of Western Australia Press.

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Fragment of branch with spines on branchlets. Acanthophora spicifera is commonly found on calm, shallow reef flats, tidepools, and on rocky intertidal benches. The Philippine Scientist, Prickly Seaweed has a nearly continuous distribution in all the tropical and subtropical seas of the world. This paper describes acanthophoda edible seaweeds of Fiji, which include A. Intertidal and subtidal, also as free-floating fragments. By displacing many native Hawaiian algae, A.

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Branching morphology as an indicator of environmental disturbance: Marine Acanthohora Progress Series, Vahl Fucus acanthophorusJ. Seaweeds of Indian Coast. Effects of wave exposure on the community structure of a plant-dominated, fringing-reef platform: It is an alien invasive species in Hawaii. Views Read View source View history.

Uses Top of page Economic Value A. Ofter dominant intertidal species. The initial introduction to the Hawaiian Islands was attributed to hull fouling, most likely on a barge arriving in Pearl Harbour from Guam or the Philippines Doty, Notes on the distribution of West Indian marine algae particularly in the Lesser Antilles. Marine plants of the Caribbean. Sahoo D; Nivedita; Debasish,