Callophyllis laciniata (Hudson) Kützing

Callophyllis laciniata

Description: A flat, soft, frond growing from a small disc and stipe, usually much branched, basically dichotomously in a fan like manner to a length of 15 cms. The cystocarps are produced in marginal proliferations which can be clearly seen.

Habitat: Common. Epilithic or epiphytic on Laminaria from the upper sublittoral to over 30 m deep. In both sheltered and exposed areas.

Distribution: Widespread and generally distributed in the British Isles from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain, Faroes and Norway.

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

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