Biodiversity & Conservation

Erect sponges, Eunicella verrucosa and Pentapora fascialis on slightly tide-swept moderately exposed circalittoral rock.

CR.HCR.XFa.ByErSp.Eun


MCR.ErSEun

Image Rohan Holt - Bedrock with the sea fan Eunicella verrucosa, the soft coral Alcyonium glomeratum and the stalked sponge Raspailia ramosa amongst a hydroid turf. Image width ca 1.0 m.
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Distribution map

CR.HCR.XFa.ByErSp.Eun 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.HCR High energy circalittoral rock
Biotope complex CR.HCR.XFa Mixed faunal turf communities
Biotope CR.HCR.XFa.ByErSp Bryozoan turf and erect sponges on tide-swept circalittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A3.6/B-MCR.XFa.ErSEun

This review can be cited as follows:

Jackson, A. & Hiscock, K. 2000. Erect sponges, Eunicella verrucosa and Pentapora fascialis on slightly tide-swept moderately exposed circalittoral rock.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 17/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=77&code=2004>