|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Keith Hiscock - Fucus ceranoides.
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Fucus ceranoides is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Nicola White||Refereed by:||Dr Graham Scott|
|Phylum||Ochrophyta||Brown and yellow-green seaweeds|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||All coasts of Britain and Ireland|
|Habitat information||Fucus ceranoides is widely distributed in north-west Europe but is only common in brackish water. It is characteristic of estuaries and is often abundant where freshwater streams run onto the shore. The species is found on the middle part of the shore, where it attaches to stones, rocks or gravel.|
|Description||A large brown intertidal seaweed, restricted to growing in estuaries or near freshwater streams on the shore. Fucus ceranoides does not have airbladders, but the side of the fronds are often inflated.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Nicola White 2007. Fucus ceranoides. Horned wrack. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3344>