|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Rohan Holt - Foliose red seaweeds on exposed or moderately exposed lower infralittoral rock. Image width ca XX m.
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IR.EIR.KFaR.FoR recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
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|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Reefs
Large shallow inlets and bays
This biotope occurs at or below the lower limit of the kelp forest and kelp park. Kelp biotopes support the juveniles of many species, in addition kelp biotopes are likely to be important nursery areas for gadoid species and the juveniles of commercial crustaceans (Birkett et al., 1998b). It is likely that such species would also utilize the EIR.FoR biotope to some extent, however, specific information was not found.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Budd, G.C. 2002. Foliose red seaweeds on exposed or moderately exposed lower infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 07/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=65&code=1997>