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.
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 More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-10-02 15:41:33
Last edit: 2007-05-07 23:56:55
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)
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