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Image Tom Mercer - Seaweeds in sediment (sand or gravel)-floored eulittoral rockpools. Image width ca 1 m.
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LR.FLR.Rkp.SwSed recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - See additional information below
Water clarity preferences - Data deficient
Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient
Other preferences - Rockpool
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 24/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=326&code=2004>