• Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Rhodophyta
  • Class: Florideophyceae
  • Order: Ceramiales
  • Family: Delesseriaceae
  • Scientific name: Phycodrys rubens
  • Norwegian: eikeving


This is a very common species. It grows 5-20 cm tall. It has a prominent midrib and paired lateral veins that may be branched further. The frond margin is fringed, this gives it a oak leaf-like appearance. The color is dark red.


Found it rock pools in the tidal zone and down to 30 meters.


It is well known from both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean.