Biodiversity & Conservation

Yellow and grey lichens on supralittoral rock

LR.FLR.Lic.YG


LR.YG

Image Roger Covey - Yellow and grey lichens on supralittoral rock. Image width ca XX m.
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Distribution map

LR.FLR.Lic.YG 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.FLR Features of littoral rock
Biotope complex LR.FLR.Lic Lichens or small green algae on supralittoral and littoral fringe rock
Biotope LR.FLR.Lic.YG Yellow and grey lichens on supralittoral rock

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification: B3.111/B-LR.L.YG - Yellow and grey lichens on supralittoral rock (Davies & Moss, 1998).

James et al. (1977) recognized four maritime lichen phytosociological communities within the supralittoral:

  • Caloplacetum marinae association of lichens of the supralittoral 'orange' zone;
  • Ramalinetum scopularis association of lichens of the supralittoral 'grey' zone;
  • Sclerophytetum circumscriptae association of dry, shaded, siliceous rock recesses, and
  • Xanthorion parietinae communities of the supralittoral 'orange' zone.

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Yellow and grey lichens on supralittoral 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=96&code=2004>