|RHODOPHYTA : CERAMIALES : Ceramiaceae||RED ALGAE|
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 NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Pterothamnion plumula (Ellis) Nägeli. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM8880 Accessed on 2017-11-22
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