Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria saccharina and/or Saccorhiza polyschides on exposed infralittoral rock

IR.EIR.KFaR.LsacSac


EIR.LsacSac

Image Paul Brazier - Saccharina latissima and/or Saccorhiza polyschides on exposed infralittoral rock. Image width ca XX m.
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Distribution map

IR.EIR.KFaR.LsacSac recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Marine natural heritage importance

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

Biotope importance

Whilst other species colonize the characterizing and dominant species in the biotope, they are widespread and common so that the biotope is not of importance for rare or scarce species and does not appear to offer a nursery area for species.

Exploitation

None at present.

Additional information icon Additional information

None


This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Laminaria saccharina and/or Saccorhiza polyschides on exposed infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=237&code=1997>