RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : CalosiphonaceaeRED ALGAE

Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs et Guiry


Schmitzia hiscockiana

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: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.



 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM5590

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