A red seaweed (Vertebrata reptabunda)
|Researched by||Rose Edwards||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Suhr) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs, 2017|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandThis rare species has been recorded in Cork and Argyll.
Global distributionBritish Isles to Portugal, recorded from the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.
HabitatLophosiphonia reptabunda grows on bedrock, pebbles and the holdfast of Fucus vesiculosus on shaded rock faces. The species inhabits the upper intertidal zone and muddy or sandy shores near extreme low water.
- Dark brown in colour.
- Rigid texture.
- Up to 2 cm in length.
Additional informationThere is relatively little variation in this species, except that erect stems can either be simple or bear a twisted arrangement of lateral branches (Maggs & Hommersand 1993).
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Hardy, F.G. & Guiry, M.D., 2003. A check-list and atlas of the seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. London: British Phycological Society
Hiscock, S., 1986b. A field key to the British Red Seaweeds. Taunton: Field Studies Council. [Occasional Publication No.13]
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H., 1993. Seaweeds of the British Isles: Volume 1 Rhodophycota Part 3A Ceramiales. London: Natural History Museum, Her Majesty's Stationary Office.
NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-09-22
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2018. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium (E). Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/ypoair accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-02.
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Last Updated: 01/08/2003