Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus serratus with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata

LR.HLR.FT.FserTX


<i>%Fucus serratus%</i> with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata
Distribution map

LR.HLR.FT.FserTX recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • UK_BAP

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

This biotope is not particularly widespread, especially on the east coast of Britain. It has been recorded from the Welsh coast of the Bristol Channel, Morecambe Bay, Luce Bay and two areas on the north west coast of the Scotland. On the east coast of Britain, it has only been recorded from the Essex and Suffolk coasts. In Ireland, the biotope has been recorded solely in Galway Bay on the west coast.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - Moderately strong tidal streams

Additional information

SLR.FserX.T occurs in sheltered to extremely sheltered habitats. Connor et al. (1997b) consider this biotope to be uncommon in Britain.


This review can be cited as follows:

Marshall, C.E. 2006. Fucus serratus with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 20/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=221&code=2004>