|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Anon. - Tufts of green filamentous algae. Image width ca 15 cm.
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SS.IMX.KSwMx.FiG recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - No information found
Water clarity preferences - Data deficient
Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient
Other preferences - See 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 25/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=157&code=1997>