|RHODOPHYTA : CORALLINALES : Corallinaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Unattached branched and calcareous thalli to 6 mm diameter. Attached thalli unknown in the British Isles but have been recorded elsewhere.
Habitat: The unattached plants form maerl beds in the sublittoral in sheltered areas.
Distribution: British Isles: common and widely distributed on southern and western coasts. Europe: Mediterranean, Atlantic coast of Spain and France, Baltic Sea and Norway. Further afield: Arctic Sea and Canary Islands.
Similar Species: Lithothamnion corallioides.
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. (2016). Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) Adey et McKibbin. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM4910 Accessed on 2016-10-24
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