Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk

English name: Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk

Description (English)

Vertical soft rock in the littoral fringe may be characterised by a band of the green seaweeds Blidingia minima and Blidingia marginata. Unbranched filamentous green seaweeds, including Ulothrix flacca and Urospora wormskioldii, are found amongst the Blidingia spp. The siphonous Xanthophyceae Vaucheria spp. can also occur in high abundance in this biotope, where they can form dense mats. During low tide terrestrial fauna such as red mites, insects and centipedes migrate into this zone. More information is needed to improve this description.
Situation: B3.114 is found below the Verrucaria maura zone (B3.1132) and above a band of the similar looking green algae Enteromorpha spp. (A1.451 and A1.452), where these occur in habitats not influenced by freshwater.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.114

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Blidingia marginata
Algae Blidingia minima
Algae Ulothrix flacca
Algae Urospora wormskioldii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Blidingia marginata Algae
Blidingia minima Algae
Ulothrix flacca Algae
Urospora wormskioldii Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 LR.FLR.Lic.Bli <I>Blidingia</I> spp. on vertical littoral fringe soft rock source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.114 Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.115 Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.115 Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.115 Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LR.L.Bli Blidingia spp. on vertical littoral fringe chalk same
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