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Dilsea carnosa Marine Alga

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Phylum: Rhodophyta   Family: Dumontiaceae

Dilsea carnosa  (Schmidel) Kuntze, 1898

Red Rags

This is one of the larger red seaweeds. From deep red to lighter shades of red. The tough, leathery fronds eminate from a discoid holdfast. Found attached to rocks at the lowest part of the shore

Bunker, Brodie, Maggs & Bunker (2017) - Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland;
Hiscock (1986) - A Field Key to the British Red Seaweeds