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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Seasonal variations in tissue nitrogen and phosphorus of eight macroalgae from a tropical hypersaline coastal environment.

Eradication Of the invasive macroalgal species introduced to Hawaii, A. Womersley, ; Jong et al.

The successful occupation of Hawaiian habitats by A. Marine Plants of Australia. The Queensland Naturalists’ Club Inc. Marine Biology, 5: This paper discusses the diet of the rabbitfish in Queensland, Australia.

The genus Acanthophora is most similar to the genus Chondria, but differs in the form of the branchlets. South Pacific Reef Plants.

Prickly Seaweed (Acanthophora spicifera)

The Philippine Scientist, Intertidal and subtidal, also as free-floating fragments. Keys to the species of Acanthophora are provided in de Jong et al.

In the following years, it spread along O’ahu and eventually to all the Hawaiian islands. Agardh Acanthophora intermedia H. Apart from the occurrence of A. Skelton and South, ; Skelton and Acantohphora, Reef fishes and green turtles Chelonia mydas are known to consume A. Most often the fragments remain viable and take hold further down current.


Lewis and Norris, ; Huang, Taylor, ; Littler and Littler, The marine macroalgae of the Tropical West Africa subregion. By displacing many native Hawaiian algae, A. Rong bien Vietnam [Marine algae of South Vietnam]. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page Accidental Acantjophora 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, The bloom coincided with La Nina conditions, with thermocline shoaling and mixing upwards of nutrient-rich bottom water, but it persisted for several years after this Fong et al.

Habitat Prickly Seaweed with long branches in calm water.

Prickly Seaweed (Acanthophora spicifera) « Eyes of the Reef

OBIS contains expert species level and habitat level databases and provide a variety of spatial query tools for visualizing relationships among species and their environment. The most likely vector was considered to be the fouled bottom of a ship arriving from the west, and possibly a barge arriving in Pearl Harbour from Guam or the Philippines. Current Science, 91 9: Boat anchors will lift and disperse the basal portion of the plant.

Well established on all islands: Growth pattern assessment in the genus Acanthophora Rhodophyta, Ceramiales. Saxicolous, epiphytic, or epizooic.

The relative success of both species is considered to be heavily dependent on the duration and types of habitat disturbance and the ability of each species to maintain space during competition, reproduction, and vegetative growth Smithsonian Marine Station, Boats are often the main agents of dispersal spiciferz carrying along fragments, or even whole individuals growing attached to their hulls.


Plant defense associations in the marine environment.

Acanthophora spicifera (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

Possible strategies to acabthophora its growth rate will include increasing the herbivorous fish populations by regulating fishing activities, and implementing strict freshwater management measures to prevent nutrients runoff. Due to agricultural practices and urbanization, most of the water effluents in the Hawaiian islands contain high amounts of dissolved nutrients.

Huisman, ; Huisman and Borowitzka, Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load.

The brittle nature of its branches often results in fragmentation, which contributes to frequent, acanthophhora free-floating populations, and its widespread distribution University of Hawaii, Mature tetrasporophytes and female gametophytes were found on acantophora islands and the species appears to release spores throughout the year, as well as having potential for dispersal by fragmentation.

Key references Athanasiadis, A. This paper discusses the interactions between A. Australian Systematic Botany, 6: The following 1 contacts offer information an advice on Acanthophora spicifera.