Biodiversity & Conservation

Potamogeton pectinatus community



Image Martin Isaeus - A bed of fennel pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus.
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Distribution map

SS.IMU.Ang.A12 recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat SS Sublittoral sediments
Habitat complex SS.IMU
Biotope complex SS.IMU.Ang Angiosperm communities (lagoons)
Biotope SS.IMU.Ang.A12 Potamogeton pectinatus community

Additional information icon Additional information

  • UK National Vegetation Classification (NVC): A12 Potamogeton pectinatus community (Rodwell, 1995).
  • European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification: A4.552/M-III.1.1.3. - Association with Potamogeton pectinatus (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Potamogeton pectinatus community. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/12/2015]. Available from: <>