Seaweeds of the British Isles, Volume 1: Rhodophyta

Part 3A: Ceramiales

Christine A. Maggs and Max H. Hommersand

Written by leading authorities in red algae, this book covers all the families, genera and species in the red algae Ceramiales. Each entry gives notes on ecology and distribution, and there are user-friendly keys to identification of species and genera.

978 1 898 29881 6
January 2001
210 x 148 mm
444 pp
Natural History Museum


User-friendly keys are provided to enable identification of genera and species. A special feature of this volume is an extensive re-evaluation of the higher taxa included within the order, drawing on Dr Hommersand’s experience with this group. In addition, one new genus, several new species and a number of new combinations are proposed.

Seaweeds of the British Isles, Volume 1: Rhodophyta Part 3A: Ceramiales is available to order from our co-publisher Natural History Book Services. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.. 


Christine Maggs is a Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University of Belfast interested specifically in molecular taxonomy of red algae.

Max Hommersand is well known for his work on red algae. He is a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his principal interest is in the taxonomy and biogeography of the marine red algae.

Series info

The result of many years` research carried out by the Natural History Museum and the British Phycological Society, this series of books covers all the British and the majority of northern Atlantic seaweeds.

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