RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : PhyllophoraceaeRED ALGAE

Stenogramme interrupta (C Agardh) Montagne ex Harvey


Description: Thalli arising from a small attachment disc to form small fronds which devide dichotomously into flattened branches 10 cms (or more) long. Often with an interrupted midrib formed by cystocarps.

Habitat: Epilithic and on shells, sublittoral to 13 m deep.

Distribution: Generally south-western in the British Isles, south Wales, south-west England, the most northerly records being from Northern Ireland. Europe: Azores, Portugal and Spain. Further afield: Canary Islands, widely in the Pacific.

Similar Species: Specimens without a mid-rib resemble Rhodymenia pseudopalmata.

Key Identification Features:

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=ZM5990

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