Common understorey algae of UK and nearby kelp beds (no depth affinities shown for each species)

Species

Aran Isles

to 25 m.

Inner Hebrides

to 22 m.

SE Scotland

to 16.5 m.

Brittany

to 20 m.

Helgoland

to 15 m.

Acrosorium uncinatum

Aglaozonia sp.

Ahnfeltia plicata

Audouinella membranacea

Bonnemaisonia asparagoides

Brongniartella byssoides

Bryopsis plumosa

Callophyllis laciniata

Chaetomorpha melagonium

Chondrus crispus

Corallina officinalis

crustose Corallinaceae

Cryptopleura ramosa

Delesseria sanguinea

Desmarestia viridis

Dictyopteris membranacea

Dictyota dichotoma

Dilsea carnosa

Drachiella spectabilis

Dumontia contorta

Halopteris filicina

Heterosiphonia plumosa

Hypoglossum hypoglossoides

Kallymenia reniformis

Lomentaria clavellosa

Lomentaria orcadensis

Membranoptera alata

Mereditha microphylla

Myriogramme bonnemaisonii

Myriogramme heterocarpum

Nitophyllum punctatum

Odonthalia dentata

Palmaria palmata

Phycodrys rubens

Phyllophora crispa

Phyllophora pseudoceranoides

Phyllophora traillii

Plocamium cartilagineum

Polydora ciliata

Polyneura laciniata

Polysiphonia urceolata

Porphyropsis coccinea

Pterosiphonia parasitica

Ptilota plumosa

Radicilingua thysanorhizans

Rhodophyllis divaricata

Rhodophyllis sp.

Rhodymenia sp.

Sphaerococcus coronopifolius

Sphondylothamnion multifidum

Ulva lactuca

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