|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Kelp forest exposed at low tide with rocky shore in background. Image width ca 3 m (foreground).
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IR.MIR.KR.Ldig.Ldig recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
The biotope may provide shelter for species, such as fish fry, which migrate into it on occasion. The lumpsucker Cyclopterus lumpus lays its eggs in the biotope.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2000. Laminaria digitata on moderately exposed 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 22/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=297&code=1997>