Image Steve Trewhella - Polysiphonia lanosa. Image width ca XX cm.
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Polysiphonia lanosa is not listed under any importance categories.
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Found associated with Ascophyllum nodosum on suitable substrata on all coasts of Britain and Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Lives as epiphyte of Ascophyllum nodosum and more rarely on other fucoids. Common on the mid-littoral of rocky shores, but not extending far into estuaries.|
|Description||A small reddish-brown filamentous alga most commonly associated with the fucoid alga Ascophyllum nodosum. The filaments are made up of a ring of 12 -24 elongated cells or siphons surrounding a central siphon. The plant is found wherever the host is common. Polysiphonia lanosa has occasionally been recorded as an epiphyte on Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus and, more rarely, on rocky substrata.|
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This review can be cited as follows:
Paolo Pizzolla 2008. Polysiphonia lanosa. A red seaweed. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4177>