Biodiversity & Conservation

Halidrys siliquosa and mixed kelps on tide-swept infralittoral rock with coarse sediment.

IR.MIR.SedK.HalXK


MIR.HalXK

Image Rohan Holt - Halidrys on flat pebbles and gravel. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.SedK.HalXK 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.MIR Moderately exposed infralittoral rock
Biotope complex IR.MIR.SedK Sand or gravel-affected or disturbed kelp and seaweed communities
Biotope IR.MIR.SedK.HalXK Halidrys siliquosa and mixed kelps on tide-swept infralittoral rock with coarse sediment

Additional information icon Additional information

European Natural Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code: A3.236/B-MIR.SedK.HalXK - Halidrys siliquosa and mixed kelps on tide-swept infralittoral rock with coarse sediment (Davies & Moss, 1998).

The biotope £MIR.XKScrR£ is similar but receives less sediment abrasion than this biotope and is characterised by a mixed kelp canopy, rather than Halidrys siliquosa.


This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Halidrys siliquosa and mixed kelps on tide-swept infralittoral rock with coarse sediment.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=258&code=1997>