Marine algae species list
This is a list of plants giving an english name, where available, the latin name, family and 'type'. Currently comprising some 3,400 algae, lichens, bryophytes and higher plants.
The 'type' comprises: algae (brown, green and red). These components can be searched for. In the general search, try words like 'sheltered' or 'exposed' or 'epiphytic' or 'epilithic' or 'shallow' or 'western' etc...
The latin names of plants tends to change continuosly. Hopefully there are sufficient points of reference given to allow you to track down the plant you are after.
A Check-list and Atlas of the Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. F. G. Hardy and M. D. Guiry. The British Phycological Society, 2003. ISBN 0 9527115 16
Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. Bunker, Brodie, Maggs and Bunker. Seasearch 2012.