|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
CR.C.Cv recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Submerged or partly submerged sea caves
Large shallow inlets and bays
The biotope does not provide special or unique structure or food source for other species.
This biotope holds several nationally rare or scarce species and its protection is therefore important. The biotope occurs in 'Reef' habitats as defined in the Habitats Directive.
This review can be cited as follows:
Hiscock, K. 2000. Caves and overhangs (deep). Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 12/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=10&code=1997>