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Acanthophora spicifera Spiny seaweed

Acanthophora spiciferais commonly referred to as Spiny seaweed. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1619 
AphiaID:
211768 
Scientific:
Acanthophora spicifera 
German:
Rotalge 
English:
Spiny Seaweed 
Category:
Red algae 
Family tree:
Plantae (Kingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Ceramiales (Order) > Rhodomelaceae (Family) > Acanthophora (Genus) > spicifera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(M.Vahl) Børgesen, 1910 
Occurrence:
Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Australia, China, Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion , South-Africa, Tansania, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
1.97" - 9.84" (5cm - 25cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 84.2 °F (22°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Photosynthesis 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-07 23:56:55 

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Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen, 1910

This marine red algae occurs in tropical and subtropical waters. Acanthophora spicifera is variable in colour.It grows on hard substrates, as epiphyte on other algae, as well as a free living drift alga. As a free living drift alga this species is a large part of the drifting algae biomass in the waters.

Biota > Plantae (Kingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Eurhodophytina (Subdivision) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Rhodymeniophycidae (Subclass) > Ceramiales (Order) > Rhodomelaceae (Family) > Chondrieae (Tribe) > Acanthophora (Genus)

External links

  1. Algae Base (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Smithonian Marine Station at Ford Pierce (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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