RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : KallymeniaceaeRED ALGAE

Meredithia microphylla (J Agardh) J Agardh


Meredithia microphylla

Description: Frond grows from a discoid holdfast to 8 cms long and 5 cms wide with a small stipe. The broad cartilaginous blades are concave and may become lobed.

Habitat: Epilithic in the sublittoral to 15 m deep.

Distribution: Western distribution in the British Isles on the coasts of south-west England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland . Europe: the Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Spain and France. Further afield: Canary Islands.

Key Identification Features:

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). Meredithia microphylla (J Agardh) J Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM3330 Accessed on 2017-10-20

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