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Marine Habitat Classification


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   IR.HIR.KSed.ProtAhn  Polyides rotunda, Ahnfeltia plicata and Chondrus crispus on sand-covered infralittoral rock

Low-lying rock surrounded by mobile sand and often subject to burying by the sand, with a turf of resilient red seaweeds Chondrus crispus, Polyides rotunda and Ahnfeltia plicata typically protruding through the sand on the upper surfaces of the rock. Other scour-tolerant seaweeds include Rhodomela confervoides, Phyllophora pseudocerano??des, Phyllophora crispa, Furcellaria lumbricalis, Gracilaria gracilis, Ceramium rubrum, Plocamium cartilagineum, Heterosiphonia plumosa, Cryptopleura ramosa and Dilsea carnosa. Coralline crusts typically cover the rock, while scattered individuals of the brown seaweeds Halidrys siliquosa, Cladostephus spongiosus, Dictyota dichotoma and Saccharina latissima can be present. The large anthozoan Urticina felina can occur in this biotope but there are few other conspicuous animals.
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