Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) Adey et McKibbin

Phymatolithon calcareum

Description: Unattached branched and calcareous thalli to 6 mm diameter. Attached thalli unknown in the British Isles but have been recorded elsewhere.

Habitat: The unattached plants form maerl beds in the sublittoral in sheltered areas.

Distribution: British Isles: common and widely distributed on southern and western coasts. Europe: Mediterranean, Atlantic coast of Spain and France, Baltic Sea and Norway. Further afield: Arctic Sea and Canary Islands.

Similar Species: Lithothamnion corallioides.

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). Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) Adey et McKibbin. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM4910 Accessed on 2024-06-21

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