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Marine Habitat Classification


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   LR.LLR.FVS.FspiVS  Fucus spiralis on sheltered variable salinity upper eulittoral rock

Sheltered to extremely sheltered upper eulittoral bedrock or mixed substrata (boulders, large cobbles or shells on mud) in variable salinity conditions characterised by a band of the spiral wrack Fucus spiralis. The ephemeral green seaweed Ulva intestinalis is usually found in this species poor biotope. The barnacles Semibalanus balanoides and Austrominius modestus can be found where suitable substrata are available, while gammarids can be found underneath the fronds of F. spiralis and/or underneath the boulders and cobbles. Also found underneath the fronds and among the boulders are the winkles Littorina saxatilis and Littorina littorea and the crab Carcinus maenas.
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