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
Symphyocladia parasitica (Hudson) Savoie & G.W.Saunders, 2016 - Parasitic Winged Weed
Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- close-up 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Pterosiphonia species
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Specimen above found in water on the edge of a gulley, on the extreme lowershore at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 06.05.16.

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- thallus 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- fertile frond 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- fertile frond close-up 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- under microscope 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- under microscope 2

Specimen above was found in a pool on the extreme lowershore at Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, near Helston, Cornwall, 27.04.17.

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- part of thallus 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- with 0.1mm division rule 2

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- with 0.1mm division rule 3

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- with 0.1mm division rule 4

Parasitic Winged Weed
Pterosiphonia species
- detail under the microscope 1

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- detail under the microscope 2

Parasitic Winged Weed
Pterosiphonia species
- detail under the microscope 3

Parasitic Winged Weed
Symphyocladia parasitica
- cast ashore on Ascophyllum

Species found when sampling Ascophyllum nodosum, Knotted or Egg Wrack, that was washing ashore from the US or Canada due to harvesting of the species. The Pterosiphonia here is probably of local origin but appears odd so might have been as sea for some time. Sennen Cove, Cornwall. 02.02.15.

Ascophyllum nodosum and other algal species that wash-up on shores like at Sennen are called drift weed. Drift weed can contain other algal as parasites, epiphytes etc., diatoms, but also micro and macro fauna, including nematodes, flatworms, marine annelids and even sea slugs, nudibranchs.

Symphyocladia parasitica (Hudson) Savoie & G.W.Saunders, 2016 syn. Pterosiphonia parasitica (Hudson) Falkenberg, 1901

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.

Pterosiphonia parasitica Parasitic Winged Weed 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.