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Image Martin Isaeus - A bed of fennel pondweed Potamogeton pectinatus.
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SS.SMp.Ang.A12 recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - Data deficient
Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Low clarity / High turbidity
Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)
Other preferences - None known.
Marine records of this biotope are restricted to Scottish saline lagoons (JNCC, 1999) but the equivalent NVC A12 community is characteristic of still to quite fast moving and often enriched, polluted and turbid eutrophic waters. NVC A12 is widely distributed in the warmer lowland waters of southern Britain with sporadic records in west and north Britain. NVC A12 has become increasingly common in pools, canals, ditches and streams contaminated by agricultural and industrial effluents (Rodwell, 1995).
This review can be cited as follows:
Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Potamogeton pectinatus community. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=320&code=2004>