Species of the Month October 2007
Common name: Red coralline algae
Latin name: Mesophyllum lichenoides
A type of red seaweed (Algae)
- A shell-like plant growing in clumps.
- Very fragile fan-shaped fronds .
- Rosy pink in colour, bleaches to yellow/white in summer.
- Narrow white trim.
Where to look:
On the lower shore in rockpoools usually attached to Corallina officinalis.
Effects of warmer seas:
Become more widespread.