APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Stigmidium ascophylli (Cotton) Aptroot 2006 - A lichenicolous ascomycete fungi
Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Pelvetia canaliculata 1

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Pelvetia canaliculata 2

This specimen above was found on Pelvetia canaliculata, Channelled Wrack. on the uppershore of Croyde Beach, Croyde, North Devon. 17.09.16.

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Ascophyllum nodosum 1

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Ascophyllum nodosum 2

Species found on Ascophyllum nodosum, Knotted or Egg Wrack, that has drifted across from the USA or Canada, and washed-up at Perranporth, Cornwall. 30.01.15. The species here needs checking given the origin of the algae.

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Pelvetia canaliculata 3

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Pelvetia canaliculata 4

Marine fungus
Stigmidium ascophylli
- in Pelvetia canaliculata 5

This species, represented by small black dots in the images, was typically found with Pelvetia canaliculata, Channelled Wrack. It is an example of mycophycobiosis where a fungi lives inside a larger algae without being parasitic. Specimen was found at Skilly, near Newlyn, Cornwall. 15.10.11.

For more information on Stigmidium ascophylli click here.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Stigmidium ascophylli a lichenicolous ascomycete on Pelvetia canaliculata and Ascophyllum nodosum Marine fungi images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.