RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : PhyllophoraceaeRED ALGAE

Schottera nicaeensis (Lamouroux ex Duby) Guiry et Hollenberg


Description: Small. Grows from short creeping stolons with a short stipe which flattens to form a parallel-sided blade about 1 cm wide and 10 cms long. May branch once or twice dichotomously.

Habitat: Epilithic in low littoral rock pools and in the sublittoral to 15 m.

Distribution: Generally of western distribution in the British Isles, from Shetland to Scilly Isles. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain and France. Further afield: Chile; south and south-west Africa.

Similar Species: Phyllophora sicula; Rhodymenia pseudopalmata.

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=ZM5940

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