|RHODOPHYTA : CORALLINALES : Corallinaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Calcareous articulated frond growing from a crustose base and stolons. Branching dichotomously to 2.5 cms long.
Habitat: Rare. Epiphytic in the upper sublittoral and to a depth of 8 m.
Distribution: British Isles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, south-west England, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain and France, Netherlands and the Baltic Sea. Atlantic coast of North America: North Carolina to Argentina. Further afield: Jamaica, the Canary Islands.
Similar Species: Corallina is similar but pinnately branched.
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: 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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