Biodiversity & Conservation

Pomatoceros triqueter, Balanus crenatus and bryozoan crusts on mobile circalittoral cobbles and pebbles

CR.ECR.EFa.PomByC


ECR.PomByC

Image Jon Davies - Cobbles with dense Pomatoceros species (ECR.PomByC). Image width ca 50 cm.
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Distribution map

CR.ECR.EFa.PomByC recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under EC Habitats Directive
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
National importance Not available
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Reefs

Biotope importance

The larvae of the epifauna probably contribute to the zooplankton but the flora and fauna of the biotope is impoverished and it is unlikely to make a significant contribution to the productivity or functioning of surrounding communities.

Exploitation

None of the species occurring in this biotope are likely to be subject to exploitation.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Pomatoceros triqueter, Balanus crenatus and bryozoan crusts on mobile circalittoral cobbles and pebbles. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=177&code=1997>