Brown algae -
Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 0,5-1 m.
Appearance: Has a yellow colour during the spring. Desmarestia
aculeata is thorny and looks like defoliated brushwood.
Depth: 10-20 m.
Environment: Generally grows on cliffs, rocks and
Misc: The fine yellow filaments (hairs) fall off during the summer.
Desmarestia aculeata is perennial. It becames sexually mature during
the summer and autumn.
Classification: Desmarestia aculeata belongs to the
brown algae group.
© Aquascope 2000 Tjärnö Marine Biological
Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
Loo | Helena