Biodiversity & Conservation

Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock

IR.SIR.EstFa.CorEle


SIR.CorEle

Image Keith Hiscock - Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock. Image width ca 6 cm.
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IR.SIR.EstFa.CorEle 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 Rare
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Reefs
Estuaries

Biotope importance

The biotope is species poor and dominated by Cordylophora caspia and no other species are known to be associated with the biotope. However, the biotope is nationally rare and has been identified as a key biotope within the Annex I habitat feature 'Estuaries' within the Plymouth Sound and Estuaries candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Exploitation

No members of this biotope are known to be subject to exploitation.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=27&code=1997>