Biodiversity & Conservation

Antedon spp., solitary ascidians and fine hydroids on sheltered circalittoral rock

CR.LCR.BrAs.AntAsH


SCR.AntAsH

Image Keith Hiscock - Circalittoral rock with Antedon bifida, hydroids and occasional solitary sea squirts. Image width ca 60 cm.
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Distribution map

CR.LCR.BrAs.AntAsH 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 CR Circalittoral rock (and other hard substrata)
Habitat complex CR.LCR Low energy circalittoral rock
Biotope complex CR.LCR.BrAs Brachiopod and ascidian communities
Biotope CR.LCR.BrAs.AntAsH Antedon spp., solitary ascidians and fine hydroids on sheltered circalittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) code: A3.7/B-SCR.BrAs Mixed fauna on silty algal-encrusted circalittoral rock (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2001. Antedon spp., solitary ascidians and fine hydroids on sheltered circalittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 16/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=313&code=2004>