Caulerpa prolifera
Caulerpa prolifera
Algae
Native Transplant

Impact ID7637
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionIt was observed in this study that Caulerpa prolifera colonized unvegetated sediment in Ria Formosa lagoon, Portugal outcompeting sea grasses. This potentially reduced the abundance of tanaids, the food source for two endangered seahorse species Hippocampus hippocampus and Hippocampus guttulatus and contributed to their decline in the area.
Reference42411
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationRia Formosa, Portugal

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