|RHODOPHYTA : NEMALIALES : Liagoraceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Growing from a small basal disc to a length of 10 to 20 cms generally branching only a few times. Reddish brown in colour and very mucilaginous in texture.
Habitat: Common. Epilithic in rock pools.
Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles except in south-eastern England. Europe: Medirerranean, Azores, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands and Norway. Atlantic coast of North America: Canada to Connecticut and Long Island. Further afield: the Canary Islands.
Similar Species: Helminthocladia calvadosa and Helminthora divaricata from which it is distinguished by having few side branches which are not markedly narrower than the main axis.
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: JNCC MNCR Seasearch data - Grid map : Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland |
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