RHODOPHYTA : NEMALIALES : GalaxauraceaeRED ALGAE

Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J Agardh


Scinaia furcellata

Description: Gametangial phase grows from a basal disc to 10 cms. Dull red to brown in colour. Branching dichotomously with a surface of almost colourless cells and clusters of pigmented cells. Tetrasporic phase is filamentous and Audouinella-like.

Habitat: Gametangial phase epilithic from the upper sublittoral to 8 m.

Distribution: Generally distributed around the western coasts of the British Isles including the Shetlands, Isle of Man and Channel Islands, apparently absent from the eastern coasts of England and Scotland. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France, southern Norway. Atlantic coasts of North America: Canada and from Massachusetts to Connecticut. Further afield: Canary Islands and Morocco.

Similar Species: Scinaia interrupta (A.P.De Candolle) M.J.Wynne.

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). Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1840 Accessed on 2017-12-11

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