BIOTIC Species Information for Fucus ceranoides
Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Graham Scott
General Biology
Growth formFoliose
Feeding methodPhotoautotroph
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpifloral
Typical food typesNot relevant HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeLarge(>50cm)
HeightUp to 60 cm Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potentialNone DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional InformationFucus ceranoides is physiologically adapted to brackish conditions. Suryono & Hardy (1997) found that growth rate was highest between 5 and 25 psu and growth was depressed at 0 and 35 psu. When cultured in high salinity they found that plant tissue decayed within 5 to 6 weeks. Khjafi & Norton (1979) recorded similar results but Baeck et al. (1992) found that Fucus ceranoides grew at full salinity for 11 weeks.
Biology References Suryono & Hardy, 1997, Lein, 1984, Khfaji & Norton, 1979, Fish & Fish, 1996, Baeck et al., 1992,
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