RHODOPHYTA : CERAMIALES : DelesseriaceaeRED ALGAE

Drachiella heterocarpa (Chauvin ex Duby) Maggs et Hommersand


Drachiella heterocarpa

Description: Thallus foliose, to 10 cms long attached by thick stipe, broad blade, flattened and fan-like devides into broad sections, membranous and easily tearing. Without veins.

Habitat: Epilithic, generally sublittoral, growing at 30 m depth.

Distribution: Widely distributed on the south-western coasts of the British Isles, has been recorded from the north of Ireland and Scotland. Europe: Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain and France.

Similar Species: Haraldiophyllum bonnemaisonii and other fan-shaped species.

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). Drachiella heterocarpa (Chauvin ex Duby) Maggs et Hommersand. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM9960 Accessed on 2017-12-11

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