Phyllophora crispa (Hudson) Dixon

Phyllophora crispa

Description: Fronds erect and flattened to about 1 cm wide and up to 15 cms long, attached by a small discoid holdfast and short stipe. The parallel sided blades branch dichotomously with joints between the blade. New blades often grow from old blades or surface of the midrib.

Habitat: Not uncommon. Epilithic in well shaded pools of the low littoral and in the sublittoral to 30 m deep.

Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles from the Shetlands to the Channel Islands. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, the Baltic, Norway, Faroes and Iceland. Further afield: Canary Islands.

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). Phyllophora crispa (Hudson) Dixon. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM5840 Accessed on 2024-03-01

[Show species list]