Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria saccharina on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock

IR.SIR.K.LsacRS


<i>%Laminaria saccharina%</i> on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock
Distribution map

IR.SIR.K.LsacRS 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.SIR Sheltered infralittoral rock
Biotope complex IR.SIR.K Silted kelp (stable rock)
Biotope IR.SIR.K.LsacRS Laminaria saccharina on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code: A3.314 Laminaria saccharina on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock (Davies & Moss, 1998). The sub-biotopes referred to in research for this biotope are:
  • A3.3141 Sparse Laminaria saccharina with dense filamentous red seaweeds, sponges and Balanus crenatus on tide-swept variable salinity infralittoral rock
  • ;
  • A3.3142 Laminaria saccharina and Psammechinus miliaris on reduced salinity grazed infralittoral rock;
  • A3.3143 Laminaria saccharina and Phyllophora spp. and filamentous green seaweeds on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock

This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Laminaria saccharina on reduced or low salinity infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 22/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=345&code=1997>