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Polyides rotunda Marine Alga

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Phylum: Rhodophyta   Family: Polyideaceae

Polyides rotunda  (Hudson) Gaillon, 1828

Discoid Fork Weed

Similar to Furcellaria lumbricalis but with richer colouring and a discoid holdfast. Common attached to rocks in the mid to lower intertidal zone

Chris Johnson

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