|RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : Calosiphonaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus flattened but fleshy and gelatinous. Divided into blades to 8 cms long and 6 cms wide with flattened branches growing from the margins as pinnate parallel-sided proliferations. Mucilaginous.
Habitat: Rare, only sublittoral to 18 m on mobile substrates such as gravel and stones. Often in tide-swept areas or considerable wave exposure.
Distribution: Generally western in the British Isles. from Ireland, Wales western Scotland and south-western England. Europe: Sweden.
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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