Biodiversity & Conservation

Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata

IR.SIR.EstFa.HarCon


<i>%Hartlaubella gelatinosa%</i> and <i>%Conopeum reticulum%</i> on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata
Distribution map

IR.SIR.EstFa.HarCon 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 Rare
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Reefs
Estuaries

Biotope importance

The biotope is nationally rare and supports the nationally rare hydroid Hartlaubella gelatinosa. The biotope has been identified as a key biotope within the Annex I habitat feature 'Estuaries' within the Plymouth Sound and Estuaries candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Exploitation

No members of this biotope are known to be subject to exploitation.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=86&code=1997>