Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles

IR.MIR.SedK.LsacChoR


MIR.LsacChoR

Image Keith Hiscock - Saccharina latissima, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles. Image width ca 1m in foreground.
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.SedK.LsacChoR 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.SedK Sand or gravel-affected or disturbed kelp and seaweed communities
Biotope IR.MIR.SedK.LsacChoR Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders and cobbles

Additional information icon Additional information

The biotopes MIR.SedK.EphR (Ephemeral red seaweeds and kelps on tide-swept mobile infralittoral cobbles), MIR.SedK.XKscrR (Mixed kelps with scour tolerant and opportunistic foliose red seaweeds on scoured or sand-covered infralittoral rock, and MIR.SedK.Sac (Saccorhiza polyschides and other opportunistic kelps on disturbed upper infralittoral rock) are similar in environmental preference and in species composition and are represented in their sensitivity by MIR.LsacChoR.

European Natural Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A3.232/B - Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders and cobbles (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2001. Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=363&code=1997>