|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Paul Brazier - Saccharina latissima and/or Saccorhiza polyschides on exposed infralittoral rock. Image width ca XX m.
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IR.EIR.KFaR.LsacSac recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
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|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
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.
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 11/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=237&code=1997>