RHODOPHYTA : RHODYMENIALES : LomentariaceaeRED ALGAE

Lomentaria orcadensis (Harvey) Collins ex Taylor


Description: Thallus erect to 3 cms long and about 1 cms broad, usually flattened and hollow. Branches usually once or twice pinnate, distichous and constricted at junction with main thallus. Basically oval in shape. Bright rose coloured.

Habitat: Epilithic, epiphytic or epizoic. Upper sublittoral to 20 m or more.

Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles including the Shetlands, but, being sublittoral and small, not often recorded. Europe: Portugal, Spain, Norway and Iceland. Atlantic coast of north America: Canada to Connecticut.

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=ZM7530

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