Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria saccharina park on very sheltered lower infralittoral rock

IR.SIR.K.Lsac.Pk


SIR.Lsac.Pk

Image Keith Hiscock - Algae attached to rock including Halidrys. Image width ca 60 cm.
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Distribution map

IR.SIR.K.Lsac.Pk 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

Widely recorded on the west coast of Scotland and in Shetland especially in sheltered sea loch and voe habitats. Otherwise identified from Portland Harbour.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - No information found

Water clarity preferences - Medium clarity / Medium turbidity

Limiting Nutrients - No information found

Other preferences -

Additional information

Whilst the biotope has been recorded almost only in Scotland, it is most likely that suitable habitats have not been surveyed in other areas. The main characterizing species are found throughout Britain and Ireland.


This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2001. Laminaria saccharina park on very sheltered lower infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=357&code=1997>