Biodiversity & Conservation

Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles

IR.MIR.SedK.LsacChoR


MIR.LsacChoR

Image Keith Hiscock - Saccharina latissima, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles. Image width ca 1m in foreground.
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Distribution map

IR.MIR.SedK.LsacChoR 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

Probably widely occurring on shallow (<5 m) coarse sediments around Britain but records restricted to a few locations on the west coast from Cardigan Bay to Orkney.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - No information found.

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

Limiting Nutrients - No information found

Other preferences -

Additional information

See Sanderson et al. (2001) for detailed descriptions of the biotope


This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2001. Laminaria saccharina, Chorda filum and dense red seaweeds on shallow unstable infralittoral boulders or cobbles. 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=363&code=1997>