BIOTIC Species Information for Phymatolithon calcareum
Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Christine Maggs
Scientific namePhymatolithon calcareum Common nameMaerl
MCS CodeZM255 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFlorideophycidae OrderCorallinales
Suborder FamilyCorallinaceae
GenusPhymatolithon Speciescalcareum

Additional InformationMaerl is a generic name for certain coralline algae that grow unattached on the sea bed. No crustose plants of Phymatolithon calcareum have been recorded from the British Isles.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Campbell, 1994, Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994, Adey & McKibbin, 1970, Birkett et al., 1998(a),
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