|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
LR.SLR.F.Asc.T recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - Data deficient
Water clarity preferences - Data deficient
Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient
Other preferences - Moderately strong to very strong tidal streams.
This biotope is found exclusively in tide-swept areas with a moderately strong to strong water flow. In the Menai Strait, for instance, water flow rates can reach 8 knots (Brazier et al., 1999).
This review can be cited as follows:
Marshall, C.E. 2005. Ascophyllum nodosum, sponges and ascidians on tide-swept mid eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=100&code=1997>