AppearanceLiagora viscida is a bushy algae that can reach 5 to 10 cm in height. Its thallus is made up of very fine cylindrical filaments, around 1 mm in diameter, with pronounced dichotomous ramifications.
The color is white cream. The thallus is calcified. The consistency is firm but still flexible. The extremities (apex), devoid of limestone, are pink to purplish, never red.
The fixing base to the substrate is discoid.
DistributionMediterranean, North-East Atlantic, from Brittain to Morocco.
HabitatIt is found on rocky illuminated bottoms,not too far from the surface.
ReproductionThis algae is visible from spring, reaching its maximum during the summer, then disappearing in autumn. The life cycle includes two different phases: a visible or macroscopic gametophyte, part that ismost visible in the warmer seasons, and a sporophyte (thallus producing spores) microscopic and filamentous. The two generations are morphologically discernible.
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