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Marine Habitat Classification


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   LR.LLR.FVS.AscVS  Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus on variable salinity mid eulittoral rock

Very sheltered to extremely sheltered mid eulittoral bedrock, boulders or cobbles subject to variable salinity characterised by an impoverished community dominated by a mixture of the wracks Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus. Underneath the canopy are a few green seaweeds including Ulva intestinalis and Cladophora spp., while the red seaweed Vertebrata lanosa can be found as an epiphyte on A. nodosum. On the rock and among the boulders are the winkles Littorina littorea and Littorina saxatilis, the crab Carcinus maenas, the barnacles Semibalanus balanoides and Austrominius modestus and even the occasional mussel Mytilus edulis. Among the seaweeds and underneath the boulders a variety of gammarids can be found.
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