Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus serratus, sponges and ascidians on tide-swept lower eulittoral rock

LR.SLR.F.Fserr.T


<i>%Fucus serratus%</i>, sponges and ascidians on tide-swept lower eulittoral rock
Distribution map

LR.SLR.F.Fserr.T recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • UK_BAP

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

This biotope is found on the west (and south-west) coasts of Britain. It has been recorded in the mouths of several river / estuary systems in the south-west of England including Plymouth Sound and the River Fowey. In Wales it exists in Milford Haven and in the Menai Strait. In Scotland it has been recorded in several locations in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys, the Shetlands and on the north-west coast of the mainland.

Habitat preferences

Temperature range preferences - Data deficient

Water clarity preferences - Data deficient

Limiting Nutrients - Data deficient

Other preferences - Moderately strong to strong tidal flows.

Additional information

This biotope is associated with sheltered to extremely sheltered habitats.


This review can be cited as follows:

Marshall, C.E. 2005. Fucus serratus, sponges and ascidians on tide-swept lower eulittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatpreferences.php?habitatid=42&code=1997>