|CHROMOPHYTA : DESMARESTIALES : Desmarestiaceae||BROWN ALGAE|
Description: Thalli erect and flattened, thin and membranous with terete stipe. Blades delicate to over 35 cms long and 6 cms wide. Midrib distinct, veins opposite and branch as secondary veins.
Habitat: Epilithic in the sublittoral to at least 18 m.
Distribution: British Isles: south and western coasts. Europe: Mediterranean, Spain and France.
Similar Species: Desmarestia ligulata is much branched; Laminaria saccharina is thick and leathery.
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: 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 |
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