Biodiversity & Conservation

Ulva spp. on freshwater-influenced or unstable upper eulittoral rock

LR.FLR.Eph.Ent


MLR.Ent

Image David George - Fallen chalk blocks covered in Enteromorpha. Image width ca 4 m.
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Distribution map

LR.FLR.Eph.Ent recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

The biotope may be found especially in the inlets of S.W and S.E Britain and on chalk coasts, and elsewhere in the British Isles where the substratum is relatively soft and/or prone to physical disturbance and freshwater runoff.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Field unresearched.

Water clarity preferences - Field Unresearched

Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)
Phosphorus (phosphates)

Other preferences - Chalk, firm mud, bedrock, boulders.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Ulva spp. on freshwater-influenced or unstable upper eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=104&code=2004>