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Image Bernard Picton - Edwardsia timida on sublittoral clean stone gravel. Image width ca XX cm.
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SS.SCS.ICS.HchrEdw recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
|Distribution of biotope in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from a very small number of locations in western Scotland.|
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Periodically (seasonally?) disturbed sublittoral stone gravel with small pebbles characterized by the presence of the anemones Halcampa chrysanthellum and Edwardsia timida. This biotope may also be contain opportunistic red seaweeds such as Palmaria palmata. Associated species are often typical of a hydroid/bryozoan turf but with infauna such as Sabella pavonina and Megalomma vesiculosum. It should be noted that this habitat may show considerable variation in community composition. (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:
Hiscock, K. 2001. Halcampa chrysanthellum and Edwardsia timida on sublittoral clean stone gravel. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/06/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsbasicinfo.php?habitatid=80&code=2004>