Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria digitata on moderately exposed sublittoral fringe rock



Image Keith Hiscock - Kelp forest exposed at low tide with rocky shore in background. Image width ca 3 m (foreground).
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.KR.Ldig.Ldig 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.KR
Biotope IR.MIR.KR.Ldig Laminaria digitata on moderately exposed or tide-swept sublittoral fringe rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) classification:
A3.2/BMIR.KR Kelp and red seaweeds on moderately exposed infralittoral rock.

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2000. Laminaria digitata on moderately exposed sublittoral fringe rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/11/2015]. Available from: <>