|RHODOPHYTA : RHODYMENIALES : Rhodymeniaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Simple erect terete fronds 11 cms long with few irregular branches growing upwards from a discoid holdfast. Bright to dark red in colour.
Habitat: Epilithic, generally sublittoral to 30 m.
Distribution: Generally western around the British Isles including the Shetlands but being sublittoral and probably under-recorded. Europe: Atlantic coasts of Spain and France.
Similar Species: Said to be sometimes confused with Gracilaria gracilis, the latter is however elastic and grows to 60 cms or more in length.
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. (2015). Cordylecladia erecta (Greville) J Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM7190 Accessed on 2015-8-30
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