Biodiversity & Conservation

Neocrania anomala and Protanthea simplex on very sheltered circalittoral rock



Image Sue Scott - Circalittoral cliff face with dense brachiopods Neocrania anomala and Terebratulina retusa, the anemone Protanthea simplex and the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Loch Duich, Highland. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

CR.LCR.BrAs.NeoPro recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

  • EC_Habitats

For a list of 2004 characterising species please see the JNCC website.

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat CR Circalittoral rock (and other hard substrata)
Habitat complex CR.LCR Low energy circalittoral rock
Biotope complex CR.LCR.BrAs Brachiopod and ascidian communities
Biotope CR.LCR.BrAs.NeoPro Neocrania anomala and Protanthea simplex on sheltered circalittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

  • This assessment covers the biotope SCR.NeoPro as well as the sub-biotopes £SCR.NeoPro.CaTw£ and £SCR.NeoPro.Den£
  • European Union Nature Information System code: A3.7/B-SCR.BrAs.NeoPro; A3.7/-SCR.BrAs.NeoPro.CaTw; A3.7/B-SCR.NeoPro.Den

This review can be cited as follows:

Jackson, A. 2005. Neocrania anomala and Protanthea simplex on very sheltered circalittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 29/11/2015]. Available from: <>