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Overview

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Description

Thalli arising from a small attachment disc to form small fronds which devide dichotomously into flattened branches 10 cms (or more) long. Often with an interrupted midrib formed by cystocarps. Specimens without a mid-rib resemble Rhodymenia pseudopalmata.
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Distribution

Generally south-western in the British Isles, south Wales, south-west England, the most northerly records being from Northern Ireland. Europe: Azores, Portugal and Spain. Further afield: Canary Islands, widely in the Pacific.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 34 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 64.1
  Temperature range (°C): 11.851 - 23.505
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.213 - 5.669
  Salinity (PPS): 35.339 - 36.674
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 6.192
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.286 - 0.414
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.453 - 3.306

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 64.1

Temperature range (°C): 11.851 - 23.505

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.213 - 5.669

Salinity (PPS): 35.339 - 36.674

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 6.192

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.286 - 0.414

Silicate (umol/l): 1.453 - 3.306
 
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Epilithic and on shells, sublittoral to 13 m deep.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nitophyllum crispum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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