Biodiversity & Conservation

Mixed fucoids, Chorda filum and green seaweeds on reduced salinity infralittoral rock

IR.SIR.Lag.FChoG


SIR.FChoG

Image Sue Scott - Fucoids and Chorda filum submerged. Image width ca 40 cm (foreground).
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Distribution map

IR.SIR.Lag.FChoG recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Species indicative of sensitivity

To assess the sensitivity of the biotope, the sensitivity of component species is reviewed. Those species that are considered to be particularly indicative of the sensitivity of the biotope, and for which research has been undertaken in detail are shown below (see selection criteria). The biology of other component species of the biotope is also taken into account wherever information is known to the researcher.

Community Importance Species name Common Name
Important characterizing Fucus serratus Toothed wrack
Important characterizing Fucus vesiculosus Bladder wrack
Important characterizing Chorda filum Sea lace

Explanation

The main species in the biotope are Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus with Chorda filum and so have been selected to represent the sensitivity of the biotope. The green algae within the biotope are considered as a group.

Additional information


This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2001. Mixed fucoids, Chorda filum and green seaweeds on reduced salinity infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatreproduction.php?habitatid=356&code=1997>