|RHODOPHYTA : GIGARTINALES : Cystocloniaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus rising from a discoid holdfast forming a thin blade up to 12 cms long, irregularly dichotomously branched but very variable. Often branching from the margins.
Habitat: Epilithic and epiphytic, very rare in the littoral but apparently not uncommon in the sublittoral to depths of 30 m.
Distribution: Widespread in the British Isles including the Shetlands and Channel Islands, but very rare on the eastern shores of England. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Spain, France and the Baltic. Further afield: Canary Islands .
Similar Species: Other flat membranous species may be easily confused.
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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