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
Gelidiocolax margaritoides (M.T.Martin & M.A.Pocock) K.-C.Fan & Papenfuss, 1959
Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium sp. 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium sp. 2

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium sp. 3

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- with 0.01mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- cross section with 0.01mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- cross section of three specimens of the parasite 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- cross sction close-up 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- tetraspores with 0.01mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- tetraspores with 0.01mm division rule 2

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host species 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host species 2

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host species with 1.0mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- habitat / location 1

Numerous specimens of this red parasitic algae were found on pieces of Gelidium sp. at Portreath, Cornwall, 21.04.18.

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium pulchellum 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium pulchellum 2

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium pulchellum 3

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium pulchellum 4

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- on Gelidium pulchellum 5

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- dorsal view with microscope 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- cross section 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium with parasite and
1.0mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- with 0.01mm division rule 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host in-situ 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host in-situ 2

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- Gelidium host in-situ 3

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- habitat / location 1

Parasitic red algae
Gelidiocolax margaritoides
- habitat / location 2

This small, pale, whitish algae is red algal species that is parasitic on Gelidium pulchellum, Beautiful Straggle Weed. Species found at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 06.03.18. This is the first time the species has been found in the UK, it has previously been found on Gelidium in Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Thanks go to Professor Michael Guiry for identifying this species.

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.

Gelidiocolax margaritoides an algae parasitic on Gelidium pulchellum Red 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.