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Golden brown velvety growths of the brown algae Pleurocladia lacustris (syn. Pilinia maritima) occurring in mats with the red alga Rhodochorton purpureum (syn. Audouinella purpurea) forming on cave walls and upper littoral levels of cliffs. Fauna is sparse and limited to occasional individuals of the winkle Littorina saxatilis and spirorbid polychaetes. This assemblage is thought to be is widespread throughout Britain, although there are currently few records available. More information are needed to validate this description, which is based on information from the Thanet intertidal survey. This biotope is found at the entrances and the inner reaches of caves between a band of RhoCla and the GCv zone above. (Information taken from Connor et al., 2004). Please note that Rhodochorton purpureum is the accepted name for Audouinella purpurea and Pleurocladia lacustris is the accepted name for Pilinia maritima.
This MarLIN sensitivity assessment has been superseded by the MarESA approach to sensitivity assessment. MarLIN assessments used an approach that has now been modified to reflect the most recent conservation imperatives and terminology and are due to be updated by 2016/17.
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