RHODOPHYTA : NEMALIALES : GalaxauraceaeRED ALGAE

Scinaia interrupta (Clemente y Rubio) Trevisan


Scinaia interrupta

Description: Gametangial phase grows from a basal disc to 15 cms high, branches dichotomously, 2 - 4 mm in diameter. Surface cells almost colourless with isolated pigmented cells. Tetrasporangial phase filamentous.

Habitat: Gametangial phase epilithic in the sublittoral to 30 m depth. Tetrasporangial phase known only in culture.

Distribution: Widely distributed on western shores of Britain and Ireland, England from the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, south-west Wales and Scotland including the Shetlands and the Isle of Man. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain and France. Further afield: Algeria.

Similar Species: Scinia furcellata (Turner) J. Agardh.

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., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1850

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