|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
IR.MIR.KR.Ldig.T recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - Data deficient.
Water clarity preferences - Data deficient
Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient
Other preferences - Extremely sheltered from wave exposure.
This biotope is associated with areas of moderate to strong water flow rates. It is typically found in narrow channels, shallow lagoons/rapids or the entrances to fjordic sea lochs and to obs. In the Menai Strait and Loch Roag the biotope experiences tidal flow rates of up to 8 knots (Brazier et al., 1999).
This review can be cited as follows:
Marshall, C.E. 2005. Laminaria digitata, ascidians and bryozoans on tide-swept sublittoral fringe rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 10/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=273&code=1997>