|Researched by||Penny Avant||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Nardo) P.C.Silva, 2000|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Zanardinia prototypus (Nardo) P.C.Silva, 2000|
Found on southern and western coasts of England and the south and south western coasts of Ireland.
Occurs in the Channel Islands, on east Atlantic coasts from France south to Morocco, in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic and Baltic Seas.
Found mainly on silty boulders or bedrock, rarely on living substrata, sublittorally from shallow water to about 20 m depth.
Until 1973 the most northern record of Zanardinia prototypus was in the Channel Islands where it was considered rare. It was first recorded in Britain in 1973 at a site in south Devon (Jephson et al, 1975). In 1982 it was reported at sites on the coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Lundy, Pembrokeshire, and southwest Ireland although no reproductive structures were seen (Hiscock & Maggs, 1982) but it has been rarely seen since (Keith Hiscock, pers comm.).
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Jephson, N.A., Fletcher, R.L. & Berryman, J., 1975. The occurrence of Zanardinia prototypus on the south coast of England. British Phycological Journal, 10, 253-255.
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