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Fucus ceranoides and Ulva spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Reduced (18-30ppt), Low (<18ppt)|
|Wave exposure||Extremely sheltered|
|Tidal streams||Very weak (negligible)|
|Substratum||Bedrock; boulders, cobbles and mixed sediment|
|Depth Band||0-5 m|
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- Records used to define the biotope (core records)
- Other records assigned to this biotope, marked as 'certain'
- Other records assigned to this biotope, marked as 'uncertain'
- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
Point data based on records in the UK Marine Recorder Snapshot. Predicted habitat extent is from UKSeaMap.
Permanently submerged lagoon fringes with dense communities of the wrack Fucus ceranoides and the green seaweed Ulva spp. There is typically a very limited associated biota due to low salinity conditions, and may include the opossum shrimps Mysidae and the freshwater/brackish gastropod Potamopyrgus antipodarum.
Insufficient information to describe neighbouring biotopes.
|Taxon||Relative importance of taxon for defining this community (%)||Typical abundance - SACFOR scale||% of core records where taxon was recorded|
Similar biotopes or habitat types
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Classification history of this biotope or habitat type