Biodiversity & Conservation

Fucus serratus with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata

LR.HLR.FT.FserTX


<i>%Fucus serratus%</i> with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata
Distribution map

LR.HLR.FT.FserTX recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • UK_BAP

Habitat sensitivity

Physical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Substratum Loss High High Moderate Major decline Moderate
Smothering Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in suspended sediment Low Very high Very low Minor decline Low
Decrease in suspended sediment Intermediate High Low Decline Low
Desiccation High High Moderate Decline Moderate
Increase in emergence regime Intermediate High Low Decline Low
Decrease in emergence regime Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in water flow rate High High Moderate Major decline Moderate
Decrease in water flow rate Intermediate High Low Decline Moderate
Increase in temperature Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in temperature Low Very high Very low Minor decline Low
Increase in turbidity Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in turbidity Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in wave exposure High High Moderate Major decline Low
Decrease in wave exposure Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Noise Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* No change Not relevant
Visual Presence Tolerant* Not relevant Not sensitive* No change Not relevant
Abrasion & physical disturbance Intermediate High Low Decline Moderate
Displacement High High Moderate Major decline Low

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination Intermediate High Low Decline Moderate
Heavy metal contamination Intermediate High Low Decline Moderate
Hydrocarbon contamination Low Very high Very low Minor decline Very low
Radionuclide contamination Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient Information Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Low Very high Very low No change Low
Increase in salinity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in salinity Low Very high Very low Minor decline Low
Changes in oxygenation Low Very high Very low Minor decline Low

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites Insufficient information Insufficient information Insufficient information Not relevant Not relevant
Introduction of non-native species Intermediate Insufficient information High Not relevant Very low
Extraction of this species Intermediate High Low Decline Moderate
Extraction of other species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

Species used to indicate biotope intolerance

Physical factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Substratum LossHighHighHighHighHighHigh
SmotheringHighIntermediateLowLowHighIntermediate
Increase in suspended sedimentLowIntermediateTolerantLowIntermediateLow
Decrease in suspended sedimentTolerantLowLowLow
DesiccationIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateLowLowLow
Increase in emergence regimeIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateLowLow
Decrease in emergence regimeTolerantTolerant*TolerantLow
Increase in water flow rateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateLow
Decrease in water flow rateIntermediateIntermediateTolerantLow
Increase in temperatureTolerantLowLowLowLowLow
Decrease in temperatureLowHighIntermediateLow
Increase in turbidityLowLowTolerantLowLowTolerant
Decrease in turbidityTolerant*TolerantTolerantTolerant
Increase in wave exposureHighIntermediateHighHighIntermediateIntermediate
Decrease in wave exposureLowLowTolerantIntermediate
NoiseTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerant*
Visual PresenceTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerantTolerant*
Abrasion & physical disturbanceIntermediateLowIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediate
DisplacementHighHighIntermediateIntermediateTolerantIntermediate

Chemical factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Synthetic compound contaminationHighHighHighHighLowIntermediate
Heavy metal contaminationLowInsufficient informationIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateIntermediate
Hydrocarbon contaminationIntermediateLowIntermediateIntermediateHighIntermediate
Radionuclide contaminationInsufficient informationInsufficient informationInsufficient informationIntermediateInsufficient informationInsufficient information
Changes in nutrient levelsIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateInsufficient informationTolerantIntermediate
Increase in salinityLowTolerantNot relevantTolerantTolerantLow
Decrease in salinityLowIntermediateLowLow
Changes in oxygenationLowInsufficient informationIntermediateIntermediateLowLow

Biological factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesInsufficient informationIntermediateInsufficient informationLowInsufficient informationIntermediate
Introduction of non-native speciesInsufficient informationInsufficient informationInsufficient informationTolerantInsufficient informationInsufficient information
Extraction of this speciesIntermediateIntermediateNot relevantIntermediateIntermediateIntermediate
Extraction of other speciesTolerantInsufficient informationIntermediateTolerant*TolerantLow

Species used to indicate biotope recoverability

Physical factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Substratum LossHighHighHighHighHighHigh
SmotheringHighHighHighVery highHighHigh
Increase in suspended sedimentVery highHighNot relevantVery highHighImmediate
Decrease in suspended sedimentNot relevantHighVery highImmediate
DesiccationHighHighHighVery highImmediateImmediate
Increase in emergence regimeHighHighHighHighImmediateVery high
Decrease in emergence regimeNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantVery high
Increase in water flow rateHighHighHighHighHighVery high
Decrease in water flow rateHighHighNot relevantVery high
Increase in temperatureNot relevantVery highHighVery highImmediateVery high
Decrease in temperatureVery highHighHighVery high
Increase in turbidityVery highVery highNot relevantVery highVery highNot relevant
Decrease in turbidityNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevant
Increase in wave exposureHighHighHighHighHighHigh
Decrease in wave exposureVery highHighNot relevantHigh
NoiseNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevant
Visual PresenceNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevant
Abrasion & physical disturbanceHighVery highVery highHighHighHigh
DisplacementHighHighVery highHighNot relevantHigh

Chemical factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Synthetic compound contaminationHighHighHighHighVery highHigh
Heavy metal contaminationHighInsufficient informationHighHighHighHigh
Hydrocarbon contaminationHighVery highHighHighHighHigh
Radionuclide contaminationInsufficient informationInsufficient informationNot relevantHighInsufficient informationNot relevant
Changes in nutrient levelsHighHighModerateNot relevantNot relevantHigh
Increase in salinityVery highNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantNot relevantVery high
Decrease in salinityVery highHighVery highVery high
Changes in oxygenationVery highInsufficient informationHighHighVery highVery high

Biological factors

Fucus serratus
Important characterizing
Chondrus crispus
Important characterizing
Lanice conchilega
Important other
Crepidula fornicata
Important other
Littorina littorea
Important other
Mytilus edulis
Important other
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasitesInsufficient informationHighInsufficient informationVery highInsufficient informationHigh
Introduction of non-native speciesInsufficient informationInsufficient informationInsufficient informationNot relevantInsufficient informationNot relevant
Extraction of this speciesHighHighNot relevantModerateHighHigh
Extraction of other speciesNot relevantInsufficient informationModerateNot relevantNot relevantVery high

This review can be cited as follows:

Marshall, C.E. 2006. Fucus serratus with sponges, ascidians and red seaweeds on tide-swept lower eulittoral mixed substrata. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 22/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=221&code=2004>