A pretty red alga in a scottish rockpool. Branching pattern a bit like a crinoid..
No interactions present.
and I don't think is one of them. The overall look is unlike the thumbnail pictures in 'other obs'.
Ceramiums are filamentous whereas this post has a one-sided flattened look to the thallus side branches.
Ceramiums have at least forcipate (forcep-like) to tightly inrolled thallus ends, and this does not.
However, it remains 'likely' until a better id is suggested, which will be hard to do.
I doubted my initial suggestion also once I'd photographed some more likely Ceramiums and changed the ID in my files to Plocamium sp. which looks more likely to me, but failed to update the iSpot post, but there may be other possibilities.
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
I thought of Plocamium when I made my 4th June comment so I have agreed..
Thanks Jo; the form does seem quite distinctive once I'd come across other photos.
Yes, agreeable. I thought, like Jo. right from the beginning that this has 'one-sided' mini-fronds. I 'imagine' it is Plocamium cartilagineum - http://www.aphotomarine.com/red_seaweed_plocamium_cartilagineum.html though we cannot go that far
I agree it's a red seaweed (who wouldn't) but I think you could go further but without the sp. which always troubles the iSpot 'computer'.
What are we suggesting? just Plocamium.
Surely we must accept that the Genus (only) does mean undecided Sp. Unfortunately iSpot has a good number of IDs flawed by the addition of sp.
It now requires Jo, or someone with her 'power' to agree - that will make it likely and will show Other Observations - there are plenty with wise commenting from her,
I love these posts that eventually draw out an ID and produce a valuable comment trail. Well done Nick.
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