Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C Agardh

Bryopsis plumosa

Description: Thallus small and erect to 10 cm long. Branches arranged distichously on the main axes. Feather-like.

Habitat: Not uncommon. In low littoral rock pools and in the sublittoral.

Distribution: Widespread in the British Isles. Europe: Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Azores, Portugal, Spain, France, Norway, Faroes and Iceland. Atlantic coast of North America: Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Long Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Further afield: west coast of Greenland, Jamaica, Canary Islands, Senegal, Ghana, Mauritania, South Africa, British Columbia to California, Australia and Japan.

Similar Species: Bryopsis hypnoides has irregular branching.

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). Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C Agardh. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-07-13

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