Biodiversity & Conservation

Neocrania anomala and Protanthea simplex on very sheltered circalittoral rock

CR.SCR.BrAs.NeoPro


SCR.NeoPro

Image Sue Scott - Circalittoral cliff face with dense brachiopods Neocrania anomala and Terebratulina retusa, the anemone Protanthea simplex and the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Loch Duich, Highland. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

CR.SCR.BrAs.NeoPro recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under EC Habitats Directive
National importance Uncommon
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays

Biotope importance

The biotope has a limited distribution and exists in rather restricted and specialised conditions. It is unlikely that the biotope is particularly important for other species in terms of, for example, habitat or food source.

Exploitation

There is no known exploitation of this biotope or the selected characterizing species.

Additional information icon Additional information

The biotope SCR.NeoPro is recorded as uncommon and the two sub-biotopes are recorded as scarce.


This review can be cited as follows:

Jackson, A. 2005. Neocrania anomala and Protanthea simplex on very sheltered circalittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=5&code=1997>