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Image Paul Brazier - Boulder shore backed by low cliffs (SLR.Bllit) Image width ca 1m in foreground.
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LR.HLR.MusB.Sem.LitX recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
Fish and crustaceans migrating into the intertidal zone to feed as the tide rises, are important predators of rocky shore species. Some species in the biotope may provide food for blennies that may be present in crevices. The soft sediment areas may provide some food for birds. However, the biotope is not expected to be of great importance to species not named as a part of it.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2002. Barnacles and Littorina littorea on unstable eulittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=340&code=2004>