|RHODOPHYTA : CORALLINALES : Corallinaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus calcareous, articulated, branching from a crustose base to a hight of about 12 cms. Branches pinnate or irregular.
Habitat: Abundant and dominant in some rock pools of the littoral and in the sublittoral to at least 18 m. Epilithic.
Distribution: All around the British Isles. Europe: Azores, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Baltic Sea, Norway, Faroes and Iceland. Greenland. Atlantic coasts of North America from Labrador south to Connecticut and Maryland. Further afield: Arctic Sea, Canary Islands and South Africa.
Similar Species: Corallina elongata and Haliptilon squamatum.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slower, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2015). Corallina officinalis Linnaeus. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM4040 Accessed on 2015-11-25
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