Scinaia interrupta (Clemente y Rubio) Trevisan

Scinaia interrupta

Description: Gametangial phase grows from a basal disc to 15 cms high, branches dichotomously, 2 - 4 mm in diameter. Surface cells almost colourless with isolated pigmented cells. Tetrasporangial phase filamentous.

Habitat: Gametangial phase epilithic in the sublittoral to 30 m depth. Tetrasporangial phase known only in culture.

Distribution: Widely distributed on western shores of Britain and Ireland, England from the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, south-west Wales and Scotland including the Shetlands and the Isle of Man. Europe: Mediterranean, Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain and France. Further afield: Algeria.

Similar Species: Scinia furcellata (Turner) J. Agardh.

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). Scinaia interrupta (Clemente y Rubio) Trevisan. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1850 Accessed on 2024-03-01

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