Phylum: Amoebozoa Class: Myxogastria
Order: Physarida Family: Didymiaceae
Species: Mucilago crustacea P. Micheli ex F.H. Wigg.
Synonyms: Mucilago crustacea var. crustacea
Mucilago crustacea var. dictyospora
Mucilago spongiosa
Mucor spongiosus
Reticularia alba
Spumaria alba
Common Name:

A Slime Mould
Click on the dots to get a species list for the 10km square that it represents.

View this data on the NBN Gateway What does this mean?

This distribution map was produced using DMap
Mucilago crustaceaPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

Photographer:  David Mitchel
Have you a photograph, digital or otherwise that you would like to provide for this page? Or would you like to use this photograph? If so, please e-mail David Mitchel at the address given on the home page.

Or search Google Images for this species
View this species in its UK context on the BMS Database
Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (9)
Agrostis capillaris (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Built up area, domestic (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Calcareous grassland (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Neutral grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (13)
Stem (4)
Soil (3)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
September (5)
October (14)
November (2)