Biodiversity & Conservation

Mytilus edulis and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock

LR.HLR.MusB.MytB


ELR.MytB

Image Anon. - Close view of Mytilus and dense barnacles covering rock surface. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LR.HLR.MusB.MytB recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

For a list of 2004 characterising species please see the JNCC website.

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat LR Littoral rock (and other hard substrata)
Habitat complex LR.HLR High energy littoral rock
Biotope complex LR.HLR.MusB Mussel and/or barnacle communities
Biotope LR.HLR.MusB.MytB Mytilus edulis and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification: A1.111/B-ELR.MB.MytB - Mytilus edulis and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock (Mussels and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock) (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Mytilus edulis and barnacles on very exposed eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/08/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=203&code=2004>