• Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Rhodophyta
  • Class: Florideophyceae
  • Order: Gigartinales
  • Family: Cystocloniaceae
  • Scientific name: Cystoclonium purpureum
  • Norwegian: fiskeløk


This is a heavily branched seaweed that may reach a height of 60 cm. The fronds have a dull purple color and are only 3 mm wide.


It is found on stones, rocks or other seaweeds in or just below the tidal zone.


It is registered on both side of the North Atlantic Ocean, including Iceland.