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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 () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
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|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
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).
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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 30/08/2015]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=27&code=1997>