Biodiversity & Conservation

Corallina officinalis on very exposed lower eulittoral rock

LR.ELR.FR.Coff


ELR.Coff

Image Keith Hiscock - Steep bedrock shore with Corallina officinalis (ELR.Coff). Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

LR.ELR.FR.Coff recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Recorded in various locations around Britain, although no records were found for Ireland.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - No information found

Limiting Nutrients - No information found

Other preferences - Wave exposed conditions

Additional information

This biotope is characteristic of wave exposed headlands and the open coast on steep to vertical slopes exposed to the full impact of wave crash or horizontal scarps from which water drains slowly (Lewis, 1964; Connor et al., 1997b). The ELR.Coff community often forms a distinct band below mussel or barnacle dominated communities and above the kelp belt, the coralline turf often extending into the kelp belt, e.g. EIR.Ala (Lewis, 1964; Connor et al., 1997b).


This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2005. Corallina officinalis on very exposed lower eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 02/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=130&code=1997>