Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus vesiculosus on mid eulittoral mixed substrata



Image Anon. - View along shore with sea wall in background. Image width ca 10 m (middle).
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Distribution map

LR.LLR.F.Fves.X recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)

  • EC_Habitats

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Present on all coasts of the British Isles.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Field unresearched

Water clarity preferences - Field Unresearched

Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)

Other preferences -

Additional information

Nitrogen is the primary resource that limits seaweed growth and consequently variations in seaweed growth should parallel variations in the nitrogen supply (Lobban & Harrison, 1997).

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2002. Fucus vesiculosus on mid eulittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 04/10/2015]. Available from: <>