: Lophocladia lallemandii
: (Montagne) F.Schmitz, 1893
: 144835
Species Taxonomy
: Rhodomelaceae
: Ceramiales
: Florideophyceae
: Rhodophyta
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not available
: Not available
: Not entered
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known measurable environmental impact? Yes
Comments: Significantly reduces seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) shoot size, leaf biomass, and percentage of living shoots (Ballesteros et.al. 2007); overgrows macroalgal communities in shallow waters.
References: https://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=1479&-session=abv4:AC1F249F16a951932AxLD96276F5 Tsiamis, K., Montesanto, B., Panayotidis, P., Katsaros, C.,Verlaque M. (2010). Updated records and range expansion of alien marine macrophytes in Greece (2009). Mediterranean Marine Science, 11(1), 61-80. doi:https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.91 Ballesteros, E., Cebrian, E., & Alcoverro, T. (2007). Mortality of shoots of Posidonia oceanica following meadow invasion by the red alga Lophocladia lallemandii. Botanica Marina, 50(1). doi:10.1515/bot.2007.002
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.