|RHODOPHYTA : RHODYMENIALES : Rhodymeniaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus erect to 10 cm long, fronds rising from a discoid holdfast, stipe terete expanding into a flat-shaped blade with marginal proliferations dividing diochotomously 1 to 4 times, each branch to 10 mm wide.
Habitat: Common, epilithic and epiphytic generally sublittoral to 30 m.
Distribution: Widespread in the British Isles generally on western shores of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Wales and England. Europe: Portugal, Spain and France. Further afield: Canary Islands, the Azores and South Africa.
Similar Species: Other species of Rhodymenia, Phyllophora; Schottera nicaeensis and Stenogramme interrupta.
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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