|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
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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CR.LCR.BrAs.NeoPro 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 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.
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 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=5&code=2004>