Heterosiphonia plumosa (Ellis) Batters

Heterosiphonia plumosa

Description: Thallus erect to 30 cms polysiphonous with 9-10 periaxial cells. Branched irregularly in one plane irregularly alternate. Ultimate ramuli monosiphonous and formed in "pincer-like" pairs.

Habitat: Epilithic in low littoral rock pools and sublittoral to 33 m.

Distribution: Widely distributed around the British Isles including the Shetlands and the Channel Islands. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, the Baltic and Norway.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map: NBN map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database

 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Heterosiphonia plumosa (Ellis) Batters. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM10390 Accessed on 2024-03-01

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