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.

Fungi (Marine and coastal fungi images)
Marine Fungi

Microsporidia (Phylum) > Microsporea (Class) > Dihaplophasea (Subclass) > Meiodihaplophasida (Order) > Thelohaniidae (Family)

Inodosporus octosporus (Henneguy, 1892) R.M. Overstreet & E. Weidner, 1974 - Cotton or Milk disease of prawns


Pezizomycotina (Subdivision) > Dothideomycetes (Class) > Dothideomycetidae (Subclass) > Capnodiales (Order)

Mycosphaerellaceae (Family)

Stigmidium ascophylli (Cotton) Aptroot 2006
- A lichenicolous ascomycete fungi
(An example of mycophycobiosis)

Pezizomycotina (Subdivision) > Sordariomycetes (Class) > Hypocreomycetidae (Subclass) > Microascales (Order)

Halosphaeriaceae (Family)

Corollospora maritima Werderm, 1922
- A Marine fungus

Pezizomycotina (Subdivision) > Sordariomycetes (Class) > Sordariomycetidae (Subclass) > Sordariales (Order)

Chaetomiaceae (Family)

Trichocladium achrasporum (Meyers & R. T. Moore) M. Dixon ex Shearer & J. L. Crane 1971 - A Marine fungus


Agaricomycotina (Subdivision) > Agaricomycetes (Class) > Agaricomycetidae (Subclass) > Agaricales (Order)

Physalacriaceae (Family)

Mycaureola dilseae Maire & Chemin, 1922
- A fungal disease of the alga Dilsea carnosa

Other images of marine fungi

Marine fungus on Dosima fascicularis, Buoy barnacle plate, from a Scotty bait jar at Perranuthnoe. 12.12.15.

Images that may be of marine fungi -

Marine fungus 1, on Saw wrack, Fucus serratus,
in middleshore pool Spit Point. 27.06.10.

Marine fungus 2 ? on Saw wrack, Fucus serratus,
on lowershore Albert Reef, Penzance. 03.09.13.

Marine fungus 3, on Ceramium species,
found on Canadian fish box at Marazion. 22.10.13.

Marine fungus 4, on dead amphipod species,
tidal river bed, Newlyn, Cornwall. 15.08.16.

Marine fungus 5, species on other algae, found
in middleshore pool Spit Point. 27.06.10.

Marine fungus 6, on Tubularia indivisa, Oaten pipes.

Marine fungus 7, on the hydroid Ecotopleura larynx

Marine fungi are a largely unknown group but can be found all around the coast of the UK. They can often be found on shells, sand, driftwood and seaweed on the shore.

Marine slime mould-like protists

Chromalveolata> heterokontophyta> Labyrinthulomycetes> Labyrinthulales> Labyrinthulaceae>

Labyrinthula zosterae D. Porter & Muehlst., in Muehlstein & Short, 1991 ? - Wasting Disease of Seagrass (Zostera marina) by a marine slime mould-like protist

Terrestrial fungi on shore plants

Uromyces limonii (DeCandolle) Léveillé 1849
- Sea Lavender Rust

Coastal Fungi


Agaricomycotina (Subdivision) > Agaricomycetes (Class) > Agaricomycetidae (Subclass) > Agaricales (Order) > Agaricaceae (Family)

Tulostoma brumale Pers. - Winter Stalkball


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