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Gracilaria salicornia
(Gracilariaceae)

 
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"Gorilla ogo" (Gracilaria salicornia) is a brittle seaweed with cylindrical branches 2-5 millimeters in diameter. It grows on reefs and forms thick intertwining mats up to 6 inches thick. It is yellowish if growing in sunny spots, and dark green or brownish when grown in shaded areas. It grows in calm, protected waters such as tide pools and reef flats at depths up to 12 feet. 


Species description or overview

Marine algae Gracilaria salicornia overview View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Taxonomy, images, description, ecology, impacts and distribution of Gracilaria salicornia are provided by University of Hawaii Botany Department.

Gracilaria salicornia: an invasive marine alga in Hawaii
Presented here is information about the invasive, non-native alga Gracilaria salicornia in Hawaii.

Gracilaria salicornia information
Gracilaria salicornia ecology, habitat, dispersal, and management are from The Global Invasive Species Database.

Gracilaria salicornia description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Gracilaria salicornia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Gracilaria salicornia
Nomenclatural information about Gracilaria salicornia is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Gracilaria salicornia information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Gracilaria salicornia, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Gracilaria salicornia
Nomenclatural information about Gracilaria salicornia is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Identification

ReefWatcher's Field Guide to Alien and Native Hawaiian Marine Algae (Common Limu of Hawaii)
Images, descriptions, habitat, and ecology of common Hawaiian limu are provided by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant program.


Impacts

Dr. Lu Eldridge: testimony on H.R. 3558 "Species protection and conservation of the environment"
Dr. Lu Eldridge presented testimony on H.R. 3558 "Species protection and conservation of the environment."

Gracilaria salicornia (Gracilariaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Gracilaria salicornia as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Gracilaria salicornia impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Gracilaria salicornia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Gracilaria salicornia management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Gracilaria salicornia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Legislation/regulation

Dr. Lu Eldridge: testimony on H.R. 3558 "Species protection and conservation of the environment"
Dr. Lu Eldridge presented testimony on H.R. 3558 "Species protection and conservation of the environment."


Images

Gracilaria salicornia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gracilaria salicornia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Marine algae of Hawaii: red algae
Alien algae and corresponding competing native species are shown on this site from the University of Hawaii Botany Department.

Search for online images RE: Gracilaria salicornia in Hawaii
A link to a search for online images RE: Gracilaria salicornia in Hawaii is provided.


Distribution

Gracilaria salicornia information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Gracilaria salicornia in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Gracilaria salicornia worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Gracilaria salicornia is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Hawaiian Reef Plants
Huisman, John M., Isabella A. Abbott, and Celia M. Smith. 2007. Hawaiian Reef Plants. A publication of the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. Report no. UNIHI-SEAGRANT-BA-03-02. ISBN: 1-929054-04-1.


Experts

Gracilaria salicornia contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Gracilaria salicornia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Search for online information about Gracilaria salicornia
A link is provided to a search for online information about Gracilaria salicornia.

Gracilaria salicornia references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Gracilaria salicornia as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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