|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Sue Scott - Fucoids and Chorda filum submerged. Image width ca 40 cm (foreground).
Image copyright information
IR.SIR.Lag.FChoG recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
|Distribution of biotope in Britain and Ireland||Distribution of the biotope is limited to Scottish lagoons.|
For a full description of this biotope including characterizing species, distribution, survey information and references visit JNCC
Permanently submerged mixed fucoids on rock in lagoons. Laminaria saccharina absent, possibly due to the low salinity conditions. The main species are Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus serratus, with Chorda filum and a variety of green seaweeds. Patches of dense Cladophora rupestris may occur on vertical rock faces. (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. 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 19/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsbasicinfo.php?habitatid=356&code=1997>