Biodiversity & Conservation

Filamentous green seaweeds on low salinity infralittoral mixed sediment or rock

SS.IMX.KSwMx.FiG


IMX.FiG

Image Anon. - Tufts of green filamentous algae. Image width ca 15 cm.
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Distribution map

SS.IMX.KSwMx.FiG 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 Scottish lagoons and the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - No information found

Water clarity preferences - Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - See additional information

Additional information

There appear to be three critical habitat characteristics that determine the development of this biotope: extreme shelter from wave action, very variable, reduced or low salinity, and presence of hard and sediment substrata. Low salinity in particular means that the habitat is unsuitable for many species and a few tolerant species thrive. Absence of significant tidal flow is also important.


This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Filamentous green seaweeds on low salinity infralittoral mixed sediment or rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=157&code=1997>