Biodiversity & Conservation

Barnacles and Littorina littorea on unstable eulittoral mixed substrata

LR.HLR.MusB.Sem.LitX


SLR.Bllit

Image Paul Brazier - Boulder shore backed by low cliffs (SLR.Bllit) Image width ca 1m in foreground.
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Distribution map

LR.HLR.MusB.Sem.LitX recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

Present on all rocky coasts of Britain but most common on the west coast. Recorded from two sites on the west coast of Ireland.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences -

Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Low clarity / High turbidity

Limiting Nutrients - Not relevant

Other preferences - Unstable substrata

Additional information

This biotope is found in a range of wave exposure regimes from exposed to extremely sheltered.


This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2002. Barnacles and Littorina littorea on unstable 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 21/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=340&code=2004>