|RHODOPHYTA : BONNEMAISONIALES : Naccariaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Gametangial phase attached by a discoid holdfast and erect to 25 cms long much branched bearing short side ramuli in spirals.
Habitat: Rare. Epiphytic in the sublittoral to 20 m.
Distribution: Widely distributed in the south-west of the British Isles from Ireland, England , Wales and the Isle of Man. Europe: Mediterranean, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France. Further afield: Canary Islands.
Similar Species: Gloiosiphonia capillaris is similar but cystocarps in Naccaria envelope the axis near the tips.
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). Naccaria wiggii (Turner) Endlicher. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1960 Accessed on 2015-10-7
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