Lithothamnion glacialeKjellman

Vorterugl in Norwegian


The species Lithothamnion glaciale belongs to:


Photos of Lithothamnion glaciale (1):

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Photo of Lithothamnion glaciale
Individual growing on a small stone Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: This is a very common coralline alga in the sublittoral along the coast of Norway. It has a bright pink colour. It may grow as thick crusts on rock, forming knobs or stunted branches on the surface, or it may form loose lying rhodolites with thick and irregular branches in maerl beds. Note that also other coralline algae can form rhodolites, and these are very difficult to identify by morphology alone.

Closest relatives

Other species in the same genus (Lithothamnion):