|RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : Kallymeniaceae||RED ALGAE|
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: 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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