Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus vesiculosus on mid eulittoral mixed substrata



Image Anon. - View along shore with sea wall in background. Image width ca 10 m (middle).
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Distribution map

LR.LLR.F.Fves.X recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

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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.LLR Low energy littoral rock
Biotope complex LR.LLR.F Fucoids on sheltered marine shores
Biotope LR.LLR.F.Fves Fucus vesiculosus on moderately exposed to sheltered mid eulittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code: A1.322/B-SLR.FX.FvesX - Fucus vesiculosus on mid eulittoral mixed substrata (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2002. Fucus vesiculosus on mid eulittoral mixed substrata. 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: <>