Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus ceranoides on reduced salinity eulittoral rock



Image Rohan Holt - Fucus ceranoides near freshwater stream. Image width ca 40 cm.
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Distribution map

LR.LLR.FVS.Fcer recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under EC Habitats Directive
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
National importance Scarce
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Reefs

Biotope importance

The biotope probably provides shelter and food for bird and fish species that exploit estuaries and sea lochs.


Species within this biotope are unlikely to be directly targeted for exploitation.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2007. Fucus ceranoides on reduced salinity eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/11/2015]. Available from: <>