Red alga Batrachospermum

Red alga Batrachospermum

Observation - Red alga Batrachospermum. Description: Slimy/gelatinous filaments attached to rocks in a slow-moving stream. Greyish mass in life. Under microscope, highly and finely branched structure, with associated scattered spheres and microscopically thin terminal branches and slight constrictions alo

Slimy/gelatinous filaments attached to rocks in a slow-moving stream. Greyish mass in life. Under microscope, highly and finely branched structure, with associated scattered spheres and microscopically thin terminal branches and slight constrictions along the length. Pale green, but no obvious cell structure at x30. The main branches are c 0.5mm diameter.