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Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs et Hommersand


Erythroglossum laciniatum

Description: Thallus a short stipe, erect, consisting of one or more blades to 16 cms long and 15 or 20 cms wide, fan-shaped and divided into lobes with pointed apices. Veins macroscopic, also fine veins. Proliferations on the margin may curve down and reattach. Very variable.

Habitat: Epilithic in rock pools at extreme low littoral and sublittoral to 30 m.

Distribution: Generally around the British Isles including the Shetland Islands and Channel Isles. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal and France.

Similar Species: Haralidiophyllum bonnemaisonii does not have microscopic or macroscopic veins. Cryptopleura ramosa has veins only one cell wide just behind the apices and smooth blade margins.

Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.



 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs et Hommersand. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM10180 Accessed on 2017-12-11

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