Biodiversity & Conservation

Underboulder communities

LR.MLR.BF.Fser.Bo


MLR.Fser.Fser.Bo

Image Keith Hiscock - Underboulder community dominated by sponges from a rock pool habitat. Wembury, South Devon. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

LR.MLR.BF.Fser.Bo recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

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.MLR Moderate energy littoral rock
Biotope complex LR.MLR.BF Barnacles and fucoids on moderately exposed shores
Biotope LR.MLR.BF.Fser Fucus serratus on moderately exposed lower eulittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

Under boulder components of both biotopes are similar.

This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2005. Underboulder communities. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 27/08/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=371&code=2004>