|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Steve Trewhella - Close up of toothed wrack Fucus serratus. Image width ca XX cm.
Image copyright information
Fucus serratus is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Angus Jackson||Refereed by:||Dr Graham Scott|
|Phylum||Ochrophyta||Brown and yellow-green seaweeds|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Fucus serratus is found on hard substrata on the lower shore in more sheltered areas of coastline.|
|Description||Fucus serratus, the toothed wrack, is a robust, olive-brown shrubby seaweed that grows in high densities low on the seashore. The fronds are about 2 cm wide, splitting in two repeatedly. The fronds bear no air bladders. The whole plant typically grows to about 60 cm long. The fronds have a serrated edge and grow from a short stalk.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Angus Jackson 2008. Fucus serratus. Toothed wrack. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3346>