BIOTIC Species Information for Fucus serratus
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Graham Scott
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandAll British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionNorthern Portugal and the Atlantic coast of France; British Isles, North Sea coasts and into the western Baltic; Scandinavia up to Novaya Zemlya; Iceland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the western north Atlantic.
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot relevant
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional InformationDepth in metres is considered not relevant because the species is intertidal. More exposed coasts have a lower proportion of adult individuals in the population. In more sheltered areas Fucus serratus may grow on substrata such as cobbles.

Substratum preferencesBedrock
Large to very large boulders
Small boulders
Cobbles
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Sealoch
Ria / Voe
Estuary
Biological zone Wave exposureModerately Exposed
Sheltered
Very Sheltered
Extremely Sheltered
Tidal stream strength/Water flowStrong (3-6 kn)
Moderately Strong (1-3 kn)
Weak (<1 kn)
Very Weak (negligible)
SalinityReduced (18-30 psu)
Full (30-40 psu)
Variable (18-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Williams, 1996, Knight & Parke, 1950,
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