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Acanthophora refers to the Greek term for ‘pedicle vehicle’, and the species name -najadiformis - was chosen due to its resemblance to the Najas (Naiad) -a water plant.
The Alsidium corallinum is an erect alga, cylindrical and branched. Its branches are interleaved, and the central branch sprouts smaller, straight, sharp branches measuring no more than several mil
The Asparagopsis taxiformis is a very soft alga that loses its shape when extracted from the water. The central axis is covered with irregular lateral fissures 1 cm in diameter at the base and seve
The Amphiroa rigida is a hard, calcified alga, articulated, irregular and dichotomously branched.
Individuals belonging to the species are soft, filamentous and unbranched. They contain a row or several rows of cells.
The Botryocladia is one of the most beautiful algae found along our coastline. Its branches are cylindrical, and they dichotomously branch out, ending in smooth, shiny bladders coloured burgundy-re
The Corallina elongata is an erect, calcified alga. Its thallus is jointed, slightly flattened and wider at the top than at the bottom.
The Chondroclonium acicularis is a cylindricly shaped alga, branched with bow-like, rounded branches that intertwine.
The Chondria dasyphylla is a small, branched alga, cartilaginous to touch, in shades of light brown. The main branches sprout 1-2 mm branches.
A delicate, tiny alga, very common on abrasion platform edges. The alga has many, dense branches that provide a bushy appearance.
The Ceramium resembles a bush made of filaments. Microscopic examination reveals an elongated, multi-jointed thallus.
The Dasya is an erect alga, soft and very delicate. It resembles a collection of small pompons arranged in clumps.
The Gelidium has a long, cylindrical, sometimes slightly flattened thallus. Branching is irregular and lacking a specific shape.
The Gracilaria bursa-pastoris is an elongated cartilaginous alga with a cylindrical, slightly flattened and irregularly branched thallus. The side branches are usually large and about as long as the b
The Gelidiella pannosa is an alga made of dense filaments. Its holdfast is very strong, and a knife is needed in order to prise it off a rock to prevent its shredding.