|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
IR.MIR.KR.Ldig.T recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
The fauna associated with the holdfasts of Laminaria digitata are known to be highly diverse (Birkett et al., 1998) and may provide an important refuge for juveniles of some larger species or commercial species.
This review can be cited as follows:
Marshall, C.E. 2005. Laminaria digitata, ascidians and bryozoans on tide-swept sublittoral fringe rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=273&code=1997>