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Image Kathryn Birch - Rhodothamniella floridula in upper littoral fringe soft rock caves.
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LR.FLR.CvOv.AudCla recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
Temperature range preferences - No information found
Water clarity preferences - High clarity / Low turbidity
Medium clarity / Medium turbidity
Low clarity / High turbidity
Limiting Nutrients - Nitrogen (nitrates)
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The chalk at North Landing is harder than on the Isle of Thanet and flint intrusions are present, enabling the growth of Hildenbrandia rubra. The distribution of this biotope is limited to suitable environmental conditions on suitable rock surfaces (e.g. chalk caves) many of which have been affected by the construction of sea defences resulting in loss of this biotope in parts of the UK (Marine Task Force, 1993).
This review can be cited as follows:
Riley, K. 2007. Rhodothamniella floridula in upper littoral fringe soft rock caves. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=39&code=2004>