|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
COS.COS.Sty recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - No information found
Water clarity preferences - No information found
Limiting Nutrients - No information found
Other preferences - See additional information.
The biotope occurs in an area with terrigenous debris that most likely provide a hard substratum on which large solitary sea squirts can settle and grow in conditions that experience no wave action and only weak tidal flows. The presence of suitable settlement surfaces may be essential to the development of the community which has not been recorded in other areas of the Clyde sea lochs despite extensive sampling from studies undertaken by the Scottish Marine Biological Association and now the University Marine Biology Station based on Cumbrae (for instance, Allen, 1953a).
This review can be cited as follows:
Hiscock, K. 2002. Styela gelatinosa and other solitary ascidians on very sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=274&code=1997>