Biodiversity & Conservation

Alaria esculenta on exposed sublittoral fringe bedrock



Image Roger Mitchell - Exposed sublittoral fringe bedrock with Alaria esculenta, Isles of Scilly. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

IR.EIR.KFaR.Ala recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

  • EC_Habitats

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat IR Infralittoral rock (and other hard substrata)
Habitat complex IR.EIR Exposed infralittoral rock
Biotope complex IR.EIR.KFaR Kelp with cushion fauna, foliose red seaweeds or coralline crusts (exposed rock)
Biotope IR.EIR.KFaR.Ala Alaria esculenta on sublittoral fringe bedrock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) classification: A3.1/B-EIR.KFaR.Ala. Alaria esculenta on sublittoral fringe bedrock.

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2000. Alaria esculenta on exposed sublittoral fringe bedrock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/11/2015]. Available from: <>