A brown seaweed (Asperococcus scaber)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA very rare species in the British Isles, only recorded from the Isles of Scilly. Due to its tiny size this species is probably under recorded.
Global distributionNorth east Atlantic, Mediterranean.
HabitatFound attached to rocks in pools on the lower shore.
- Rough or gritty to touch.
- Fronds <1 cm in length.
- Disc shaped holdfast.
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Fletcher, R.L., 1987. Seaweeds of the British Isles vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae) Part 1. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Hardy, F.G. & Guiry, M.D., 2003. A check-list and atlas of the seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. London: British Phycological Society
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
Newton, L., 1931. A handbook of the British seaweeds. London: British Museum (Natural History).
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Last Updated: 18/07/2003