|RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : Phyllophoraceae||RED ALGAE|
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: 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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