Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria hyperborea with dense foliose red seaweeds on exposed infralittoral rock.

IR.EIR.KFaR.LhypR


EIR.LhypR

Image Anon. - Laminaria hyperborea forest with dense foliose red seaweeds on exposed upper infralittoral rock (EIR.LhypR.Ft). Image width ca 3 m in foreground.
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Distribution map

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


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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.LhypR Laminaria hyperborea with dense foliose red seaweeds on exposed infralittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System code: A3.1/B-EIR.KFaR.LhypR.
ZNIEFF-MER (France): III.9.3.3 Facies a Laminaria hyperborea-Laminaria ochroleuca: sous facies a Laminaria hyperborea en population pure (eau claire mode battu a tres battu). (Dauvin et al. 1994)
Wadden Sea: 03.02.06 Benthic zone of the shallow coastal waters with hard bottom and rich macrophytes (Nordheim et al. 1996).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2005. Laminaria hyperborea with dense foliose red seaweeds on exposed infralittoral rock.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21/08/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=171&code=1997>