Biodiversity & Conservation

Sabellaria spinulosa crusts on silty turbid circalittoral rock

CR.MCR.As.MolPol.Sab


MCR.Sspi

Image Anon. - Sabellaria spinulosa crusts on silty turbid circalittoral rock. Image width ca 10 cm.
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Distribution map

CR.MCR.As.MolPol.Sab recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • OSPAR

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat CR Circalittoral rock (and other hard substrata)
Habitat complex CR.MCR Moderately exposed circalittoral rock
Biotope complex CR.MCR.As Ascidian communities (silt-influenced)
Biotope CR.MCR.As.MolPol Molgula manhattensis and Polycarpa spp. with erect sponges on tide-swept moderately exposed circalittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) classification: A3.6/B-MCR.Csab.Sspi 2003 revision of the MNCR biotopes classification: CR.MCR.CSAB.Sspi (Sabellaria spinulosa encrusted circalittoral rock)

This review can be cited as follows:

Jackson, A. & Hiscock, K. 2006. Sabellaria spinulosa crusts on silty turbid circalittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 31/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=348&code=1997>