|RHODOPHYTA : RHODYMENIALES : Lomentariaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus growing from a small holdfast to 40 cms long, pinnately branched, usually in one plane though sometimes irregularly, hollow. Not segmented but branches taper at base. Colour brownish or pinkish.
Habitat: Common. Epilithic or epiphytic in the lower littoral and sublittoral to 20 m.
Distribution: Widespread around the Britain and Ireland from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France, Netherlands, Baltic Sea, Faroes, Norway and Iceland. Greenland. Atlantic coast of North Atlantic: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. Further afield: Morocco, the Black Sea.
Similar Species: Gloiosiphonia capillaris and Lomentaria orcadensis.
Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Lomentaria clavellosa (Turner) Gaillon. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM7520 Accessed on 2018-11-18
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