|RHODOPHYTA : CERAMIALES : Delesseriaceae||RED ALGAE|
Description: Thallus grows from a discoid holdfast forming flat blades with pointed apicies, up to 25 cms long, clear mid-rib and latteral veins. Blades undevided, further blades growing from from the stipe and not from the blade.
Habitat: Common. Epilithic or epiphytic on Laminaria in low littoral pools and in the sublittoral to a depth of 30 m or more.
Distribution: British Isles on all coasts save parts of east England. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Faroes, Norway and Iceland.
Similar Species: Phycodrys rubens is easily distinguished by the margins of the lamina which in Phycodrys is serrated and produces large lobes like the primary lamina.
Key Identification Features:
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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