|RHODOPHYTA : NEMALIALES : Liagoraceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Gametangial plants are attached by discoid holdfast growing to 25 cms in height, well branched and mucilaginous at least when young. Tetrasporangial plants only known in culture.
Habitat: Epilithic on Polyides rotundus or on gravel, shells etc. Sublittoral to 30 m.
Distribution: Generally south-western in the British Isles, but recorded from Scotland including the Shetlands. Europe: Mediterranean, Atlantic coast of France and Denmark.
Similar Species: Nemalion helminthoides has relatively few branches and Helminthocladia calvadosii.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map: download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2015). Helminthora divaricata (C Agardh) J Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1660 Accessed on 2015-4-19
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