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Image Keith Hiscock - A well developed overhang community with pendulous polyclinid tunicates. Image width ca 1 m.
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LR.LR.Ov 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
No species are identified that use the biotope for shelter or food and are not anyway a part of the biotope.
Overhang habitats are a part of "Reefs" in Annex 1 of the Habitats Directive and also occur in "Shallow Inlets and Bays" and in "Estuaries".
This review can be cited as follows:
Hiscock, K. 2002. Overhangs and caves. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 02/08/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=242&code=1997>