RHODOPHYTA : CERAMIALES : CeramiaceaeRED ALGAE

Pterothamnion plumula (Ellis) Nägeli


Pterothamnion plumula

Description: Thallus monosiphonous with whorls of 2 or 3 to 4 branches per axial cell, erect tufts to 15 cms long. Branchlets in pairs, distichous, or with 3 to 4 paired branches at right angles to the other pair.

Habitat: Common on a variety of surfaces in pools of the low littoral and sublittoral to 20 m.

Distribution: Generally distributed around the British Isles including the Shetlands. Europe: Portugal, Baltic and the Netherlands. Further afield: Canary Islands.

Similar Species: Pterothamnion crispum.

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=ZM8880

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