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Opuntiella californica

Opuntiella californicais commonly referred to as Prickly Pear Seaweed. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Opuntiella californica, Red Opuntia or Prickly Pear Seaweed.Cayucos, California 2020


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lexID:
13936 
AphiaID:
372623 
Scientific:
Opuntiella californica 
German:
Feigenkaktus-Rotalge 
English:
Prickly Pear Seaweed 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Plantae (Kingdom) > Rhodophyta (Phylum) > Florideophyceae (Class) > Gigartinales (Order) > Furcellariaceae (Family) > Opuntiella (Genus) > californica (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Farlow) Kylin, 1925 
Sea depth:
- 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-06-09 20:18:29 

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Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin, 1925

Thallus is dark red in colour, thick, reaching 20 cm tall and 30 cm wide:

The central blade bearing numerous additional blades from its margin, repeated to several orders (similar to Prickly Pear Cactus), with distinct stipe and fleshy discoidal holdfast.

This red algae can be found on rock in the low intertidal and subtidal to 20 m of semi-protected to exposed habitats.

Similar taxa: Turnerella

Synonymised names:
Cruoria profunda E.Y.Dawson, 1961
Kallymenia californica Farlow, 1877

External links

  1. algaebase.org (en). Abgerufen am 09.06.2021.
  2. Biodiversity of The Central Coast (en). Abgerufen am 09.06.2021.
  3. Seaweeds of Alaska (en). Abgerufen am 09.06.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 09.06.2021.

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