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Marine Habitat Classification


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   SS.SMp.KSwSS.FilG  Filamentous green seaweeds on low salinity infralittoral mixed sediment or rock

Shallow muddy sediments, often with boulders, cobbles and pebbles around the edges of lagoons, or other areas that are exposed to wide salinity variations are unsuitable for colonisation by many species. Such areas may be colonised by a dense blanket of ephemeral green algae such as Ulva spp., Chaetomorpha linum, Cladophora liniformis or Rhizoclonium riparium. This biotope may also contain some red seaweeds, such as Furcellaria lumbricalis, but always at low abundance (compare with IR.LIR.Lag.ProtFur). Amongst the filamentous green algae, grazing molluscs and solitary ascidians may be present. Infauna may typically include Corophium volutator, Baltidrilus costatus, Tubificoides benedeni and other taxa suited for low/variable salinity environments.
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