A brown seaweed (Carpomitra costata)
|Researched by||Marie Skewes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Stackhouse) Batters, 1902|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandCarpomitra costata is a southern species found in the southern UK and the Channel Islands and recorded as far north as the Isle of Man, Donegal, Coll Island and St Kilda.
Global distributionNo information found.
HabitatCarpomitra costata is epilithic on bedrock and boulders and can be found from the sublittoral to depths of up to 37 m.
- Blades branch pseudo-dichotomously, sometimes tri-radiately or alternately.
- Apex obtuse or truncated, often with young, projecting, cylindrical terminal branches.
Additional informationThe tufts at the extremity of the frond are conspicuous and highly characteristic.
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Last Updated: 17/04/2008