Epiphytic red alga on Thongweed

Epiphytic red alga on Thongweed

Observation - Epiphytic red alga on Thongweed - UK and Ireland. Description: Tufts of red algae with clasper like forcipate tips growing on Thongweed fronds in Cornwall. Definitely a Ceramium, and C. pedicellatum is a regular epiphyte on Himanthalia according to the Marine Life Information Network.

Tufts of red algae with clasper like "forcipate" tips growing on Thongweed fronds in Cornwall. Definitely a Ceramium, and C. pedicellatum is a regular epiphyte on Himanthalia according to the Marine Life Information Network.