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
Spongomorpha aeruginosa (Linnaeus) Hoek, 1963 - Chlorochytrium inclusum phase
Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- in Dilsea carnosa 1

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- in Dilsea carnosa 2

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- in Dilsea carnosa 3

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- in Dilsea carnosa 4

Algae above found as driftweed at Lariggan Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 31.08.18.

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- two 40um dia. specimens 1

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- two 40um dia. specimens 2

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- group in Dilsea carnosa 1

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- group in Dilsea carnosa 1

Green alga
Spongomorpha aeruginosa
Chlorochytrium inclusum
sporophyte phase
- with 0.01mm division scale 1

This microscopic phase of Spongomorpha aeruginosa was found on a damaged piece of Dilsea carnosa at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 14.03.17.

The identification here isn't at all clear cut for the cells found only measured 40um in diameter and this would be very small for the Chlorochytrium inclusum phase of Spongomorpha aeruginosa which normally has cells between 80-100um in diameter (ref. Newton). There is another species this could represent, one called Chlorochytrium dermatocolax Reinke, 1889, but some think that this species is conspecific with Chlorochytrium inclusum.

Chlorochytrium inclusum syn.Spongomorpha aeruginosa.

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.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

Spongomorpha aeruginosa Chlorochytrium inclusum sporophyte phase Spongy Weed alga Green seaweed 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.