CHROMOPHYTA : FUCALES : HimanthaliaceaeBROWN ALGAE

Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S Gray


Himanthalia elongata

Description: Mature plants are stalked and button-like about 3 cms in diameter. From this the fertile receptacles grow to a length of 1.5 m or more long and about 1 cm wide. The receptacles branch dichotomously three or four times.

Habitat: Common on most rocky shores from the mid-littoral zone to the upper sublittoral.

Distribution: the British Isles except parts of the east and south coasts of England. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Norway and the Faroes.

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
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZR6870

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