Biodiversity & Conservation

Seaweeds in sediment (sand or gravel)-floored eulittoral rockpools

LR.LR.Rkp.SwSed


LR.SwSed

Image Tom Mercer - Seaweeds in sediment (sand or gravel)-floored eulittoral rockpools. Image width ca 1 m.
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Distribution map

LR.LR.Rkp.SwSed recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)



Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Scattered distribution around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - See additional information below

Water clarity preferences - Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - Rockpool

Additional information

This biotope is characterized by rockpools with sediment bottoms, in which the presence of sediment and resultant scour restricts algae at the water/sediment interface to sediment tolerant species. However, the biotope describes a range of biotopes form deep, macroalgal dominated pools to shallow pools with only sparse, sediment tolerant, red algae.

The physical characteristics of the rockpool environment are described under 'Seasonal and longer term change' on the 'Ecology' page.


This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2005. Seaweeds in sediment (sand or gravel)-floored eulittoral rockpools. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 03/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=326&code=1997>