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Image Jon Davies - View of vertical bedrock shore. Image width ca XX cm.
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LR.ELR.MB.BPat.Fvesl recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
Fish and crustaceans migrating into the intertidal zone to feed as the tide rises, are important predators of rocky shore species. Corkwing wrasse Crenilabrus melops rely heavily on the intertidal. Nucella lapillus is preyed on by numerous sea birds and wildfowl, however, the dog whelk is not considered to be an important food source, except where alternative food sources are absent (Crothers, 1985). However, there is not the diversity of species in ELR.BPat to provide the rich pickings for birds that are seen in some rocky shore biotopes.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Barnacles and Patella spp. on exposed or moderately exposed, or vertical sheltered, eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 05/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=199&code=1997>