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Image Anon. - A turf of Polyides rotundus, Furcellaria lumbricalis and filamentous brown algae. Image width ca 1m.
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IR.SIR.Lag.PolFur recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
|Distribution of biotope in Britain and Ireland||SIR.PolFur has been recorded from the mainland and islands of the west coast of Scotland, the Shetland Islands and the Orkney Islands. Likely to occur in the sea lochs of Ireland, for example Lough Ine.|
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Bedrock and boulders characterized by a dense turf of Polyides rotundus and/or Furcellaria lumbricalis, often with a dense mat of filamentous seaweeds. Associated with these seaweeds are the ascidians Clavelina lepadiformis and Distaplia rosea. (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:
Rayment, W.J. 2001. Polyides rotundus and/or Furcellaria lumbricalis 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 21/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsbasicinfo.php?habitatid=316&code=1997>