|CHROMOPHYTA : SPOROCHNALES : Sporochnaceae||BROWN ALGAE|
Description: Thalli erect and well branched to 30 cms or more long. Distinct main axis with well spaced alternate branching. All axes with short branches, about 3 mm long, of limited growth. Each of these branches with a terminal tuft of uniseriate filaments.
Habitat: Rare. Epiphytic on stones, gravel or shells, especially in silty areas, sublittoral to 18 m.
Distribution: Generally western in the British Isles. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Atlantic Spain and France, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Further afield: the Canary Islands, Caribbean, Pacific U.S.A., New Zealand.
Similar Species: Carpomitra costata is similar in having a tuft of hair-like filaments at the ends of the branches. It has, however, a flattened thallus.
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). Sporochnus pedunculatus (Hudson) C Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZR4900 Accessed on 2018-11-18
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