Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S Gray

Himanthalia elongata

Description: Mature plants are stalked and button-like about 3 cms in diameter. From this the fertile receptacles grow to a length of 1.5 m or more long and about 1 cm wide. The receptacles branch dichotomously three or four times.

Habitat: Common on most rocky shores from the mid-littoral zone to the upper sublittoral.

Distribution: the British Isles except parts of the east and south coasts of England. Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Norway and the Faroes.

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). Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S Gray. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-06-24

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