Description: Thallus erect to 3 cms long and about 1 cms broad, usually flattened and hollow. Branches usually once or twice pinnate, distichous and constricted at junction with main thallus. Basically oval in shape. Bright rose coloured.
Habitat: Epilithic, epiphytic or epizoic. Upper sublittoral to 20 m or more.
Distribution: Widespread around the British Isles including the Shetlands, but, being sublittoral and small, not often recorded. Europe: Portugal, Spain, Norway and Iceland. Atlantic coast of north America: Canada to Connecticut.
Text source: Habitas.org
Chrysymenia orcadensis Harvey, 1849
Chrysymenia rosea Harvey, 1850
Chrysymenia rosea var. orcadensis (Harvey) Harvey, 1850
Chylocladia rosea (Harvey) J.E.Gray, 1864
Lomentaria rosea (Harvey) Thuret, 1863
Lomentaria rosea var. orcadensis (Harvey) Harvey