RHODOPHYTA : HALYMENIALES : HalymeniaceaeRED ALGAE

Grateloupia dichotoma J Agardh


Grateloupia dichotoma

Description: Small, erect frond rising from a discoid base, with a short stipe, broadining and deviding dichotomously once or twice to form branched flattened blades. Up to 5 cms long.

Habitat: On the steep walls of deep rock pools frm the upper sublittoral to about 10 m.

Distribution: British Isles: only on southwestern shores of England and Wales also the Channel Islands. Europe: the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Further afield: the Canary Isles, Jamaica, Caribbean, Ceylon, Samoa and Japan.

Similar Species: Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.

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



 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Grateloupia dichotoma J Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM3040 Accessed on 2024-03-01

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