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Table 1 Presence of species recorded at the ten locations of the study area and assignment of species to their respective functional group (acc. Steneck and Dethier 1994)

From: Spatial variability in intertidal macroalgal assemblages on the North Portuguese coast: consistence between species and functional group approaches

Species Moledo Carreço Viana Amorosa Belinho Labruge Mindelo Cabo do Mundo Foz Aguda Functional groups
Acrosorium ciliolatum   + +    + +   +   Corticated foliose
Ahnfeltia plicata       +   +    Corticated
Ahnfeltiopsis devoniensis   + + + + + + + + + Corticated
Apoglossum ruscifolium      +       Corticated foliose
Boergeseniella fruticulosa   + +    +   + + + Corticated filamentous
Calliblepharis jubata   + +   +       Corticated
Callithamnion granulatum +          + Filamentous
Callithamnion tetricum   + + + +   +     Filamentous
Caulacanthus ustulatus          + + Corticated
Ceramium botryocarpum + + + + + + + + + + Corticated filamentous
Ceramium ciliatum          + + Corticated filamentous
Ceramium diaphanum        + + + + Corticated filamentous
Ceramium echionotum +   +   +   + +   + Corticated filamentous
Ceramium gaditanum +       +    + Corticated filamentous
Ceramium pallidum   + +   +   + + + + Corticated filamentous
Champia parvula          +   Corticated
Chondracanthus acicularis + + + + + + +   + + Corticated
Chondracanthus teedei + + + + + + + + + + Corticated
Chondria coerulescens    +    + +   + + Corticated filamentous
Chondrus crispus   + + + +    +    Corticated
Corallina officinalis + + + + + + + + + + Articulated calcareous
Erythroglossum laciniatum       +      Corticated foliose
Gastroclonium ovatum    +    + +   +   Corticated
Gelidium spinosum   + +         Corticated
Gelidium pulchellum + + + + + +   + +   Corticated
Gelidium pusillum   + +         Corticated
Gigartina pistillata    + +   + + +    Corticated
Grateloupia dichotoma    +         Corticated
Grateloupia turuturu       +    + + Corticated foliose
Gymnogongrus crenulatus   +   + + +   + + + Corticated
Gymnogongrus griffithsiae        +     Corticated
Halurus equisetifolius    +     +   +   Corticated filamentous
Heterosiphonia plumosa           + Corticated filamentous
Hypoglossum hypoglossoides      + +    + + Corticated foliose
Laurencia obtusa        +   + + Corticated
Lomentaria articulata + + + + +   + + + + Corticated
Lomentaria clavellosa           + Corticated
Mastocarpus stellatus   + +   + + +    + Corticated
Osmundea pinnatifida + + + + + + + + + + Corticated
Plocamium cartilagineum    + + +    + + + Corticated
Porphyra spp. + + + + + + + +    Foliose
Pterocladiella capillacea    +    +      Corticated
Pterosihonia ardreana + + + + + + + + + + Corticated filamentous
Pterosiphonia complanata   + +   + + + + + + Corticated filamentous
Ptilothamnion sphaericum      +       Corticated filamentous
Polysiphonia atlantica     +        Corticated filamentous
Polysiphonia brodiei   + +    +   + + + Corticated filamentous
Polysiphonia denudata   + + + +   + + + + Corticated filamentous
Polysiphonia fucoides + + + + + + + + + + Corticated filamentous
Polysiphonia nigra +           Corticated filamentous
Rhodothamniella floridula       +      Filamentous
Rhodymenia holmesii      +       Corticated foliose
Rhodymenia pseudopalmata      +       Corticated foliose
Scinaia furcellata +    + +       Corticated
Bifurcaria bifurcata   + +     + +    Leathery macrophytes
Cladostephus spongiosus   +   +    +     Corticated
Dictyota dichotoma + + + + + + + + + + Corticated foliose
Dictyopteris menbranacea    +    +      Corticated foliose
Ectocarpus siliculosus       +      Filamentous
Fucus serratus     +        Leathery macrophytes
Fucus spiralis   +   +        Leathery macrophytes
Himanthalia elongata    +         Leathery macrophytes
Saccorhiza polyschides   + + +   +      Leathery macrophytes
Sargassum muticum    +     +   +   Leathery macrophytes
Petalonia fascia           + Corticated foliose
Spongonema tomentosum     +        Filamentous
Stypocaulon scoparium    + + + + +    + Corticated
Acrosiphonia arcta   +          Filamentous
Cladophora hutchinsiae   + + +   + + +   + Filamentous
Codium tomentosum   + + + + + + + + + Corticated
Ulva clathrata     +    + +    Foliose
Ulva compressa +     + +   +   + Foliose
Ulva spp. + + + + + + + + + + Foliose
Ulvaria obscura + + + + + + + + + + Foliose
  1. For locations, see Fig. 1