|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
IR.MIR.SedK.SabKR recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
|Distribution of biotope in Britain and Ireland||Known distribution given as northeast England/southeast Scotland and Luce Bay, North Irish Sea (JNCC, 1999). Also observed in the Solway Firth (K. Hiscock, pers. comm.).|
|National importance||Not available|
For a full description of this biotope including characterizing species, distribution, survey information and references visit JNCC
Sabellaria spinulosa, sediment-tolerant red seaweeds and occasional Laminaria hyperborea characterise this biotope. Some of the richer examples of this biotope (e.g. Luce Bay) also have a rich fauna of ascidians, sponges, hydroids and bryozoans. A similar biotope is also found in the circalittoral zone, where it lacks the algal component (MCR.Sspi). (Information taken from the Marine Biotope Classification for Britain and Ireland, Version 97.06: Connor et al., 1997a, b).
This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2001. Sabellaria spinulosa with kelp and red seaweeds on sand-influenced infralittoral rock. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 10/12/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsbasicinfo.php?habitatid=144&code=1997>