Delesseria sanguinea (Hudson) Lamouroux

Delesseria sanguinea

Description: Thallus grows from a discoid holdfast forming flat blades with pointed apicies, up to 25 cms long, clear mid-rib and latteral veins. Blades undevided, further blades growing from from the stipe and not from the blade.

Habitat: Common. Epilithic or epiphytic on Laminaria in low littoral pools and in the sublittoral to a depth of 30 m or more.

Distribution: British Isles on all coasts save parts of east England. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Faroes, Norway and Iceland.

Similar Species: Phycodrys rubens is easily distinguished by the margins of the lamina which in Phycodrys is serrated and produces large lobes like the primary lamina.

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). Delesseria sanguinea (Hudson) Lamouroux. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.
https://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM9550 Accessed on 2024-03-01

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