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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Calcareous articulated frond growing from a crustose base and stolons. Branching dichotomously to 2.5 cms long. Corallina is similar but pinnately branched.
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Distribution

British Isles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, south-west England, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic coast of Spain and France, Netherlands and the Baltic Sea. Atlantic coast of North America: North Carolina to Argentina. Further afield: Jamaica, the Canary Islands.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 212 specimens in 4 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 177 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 50
  Temperature range (°C): 15.316 - 26.345
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 1.692
  Salinity (PPS): 37.020 - 38.444
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.691 - 5.541
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.229
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 2.580

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 50

Temperature range (°C): 15.316 - 26.345

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 1.692

Salinity (PPS): 37.020 - 38.444

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.691 - 5.541

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.095 - 0.229

Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 2.580
 
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Rare. Epiphytic in the upper sublittoral and to a depth of 8 m.
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