Biodiversity & Conservation

Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock

IR.MIR.GzK.LhypGz.Ft


MIR.LhypGz

Image Keith Hiscock - Grazed Laminaria hyperborea forest with coralline crusts on upper infralittoral rock (MIR.LhypGz.Ft). Image width ca 2 m.
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.GzK.LhypGz.Ft 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.GzK Grazed kelp with algal crusts
Biotope IR.MIR.GzK.LhypGz Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code: A3.221 Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock (Davies & Moss, 1998). The sub-biotopes referred to in research for this biotope are: A3.2211 Grazed Laminaria hyperborea forest with coralline crusts on upper infralittoral rock, and A3.2212 Grazed Laminaria hyperborea park with coralline crusts on lower infralittoral rock.

This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=333&code=1997>