Biodiversity & Conservation

Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock

IR.MIR.GzK.LhypGz.Ft


MIR.LhypGz

Image Keith Hiscock - Grazed Laminaria hyperborea forest with coralline crusts on upper infralittoral rock (MIR.LhypGz.Ft). Image width ca 2 m.
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.GzK.LhypGz.Ft recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


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Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Common around the coast of the Shetland Isles, but scarcer around the mainland with only a few records in the north of Britain.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - Very high clarity / Very low turbidity
High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity

Limiting Nutrients -

Other preferences - None known

Additional information

None entered.


This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Grazed Laminaria hyperborea with coralline crusts on infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 27/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=333&code=1997>