Naccaria wiggii (Turner) Endlicher

Naccaria wiggii

Description: Gametangial phase attached by a discoid holdfast and erect to 25 cms long much branched bearing short side ramuli in spirals.

Habitat: Rare. Epiphytic in the sublittoral to 20 m.

Distribution: Widely distributed in the south-west of the British Isles from Ireland, England , Wales and the Isle of Man. Europe: Mediterranean, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France. Further afield: Canary Islands.

Similar Species: Gloiosiphonia capillaris is similar but cystocarps in Naccaria envelope the axis near the tips.

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). Naccaria wiggii (Turner) Endlicher. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM1960 Accessed on 2024-03-03

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