BIOTIC Species Information for Cladophora rupestris
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Researched byGeorgina Budd Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Fabio Rindi
General Biology
Growth formShrub
Feeding methodPhotoautotroph
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpilithic
Epiphytic
Typical food typesPhotoautotroph HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightUp to 20 cm. Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialNot relevant DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationSpecies of the genus Cladophora are colonized by a wide variety of epiphytes and motile animals because they can offer protection from predation, provide food (either in the form of epiphytes, or itself), or a substratum that is anchored against water flow turbulence (Dodds & Gudder, 1992).
Cladophora rupestris is only very rarely epiphytic (F. Rindi, pers. comm.).
Biology References Dodds & Gudder, 1992,
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