Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock

English name: Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock

Description (English)

Sheltered to extremely sheltered lower eulittoral rock with Fucus serratus (for detailed description of the rich associated community please see unit A1.3151). Two variants of this biotope have been described; - Fully marine conditions (A1.3151) and mixed substrata (A1.3152). Please notice that three other biotopes with a F. serratus dominance have been described: Variable salinity (A1.326), tide-swept (A1.152) and tide-swept on mixed substrata (A1.153).
Situation: This biotope usually occurs immediately below a dense canopy of Fucus vesiculosus (A1.313) on sheltered shores or an Ascophyllum nodosum zone (A1.3141) on sheltered shores; consequently low densities of these species may occur in this biotope. The sublittoral fringe below is dominated by the kelps Laminaria saccharina and Laminaria digitata on sheltered shores (A3.3131; A3.3121).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A1.315

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Ascophyllum nodosum
Algae Fucus serratus
Algae Fucus vesiculosus
Algae Laminaria digitata
Algae Laminaria saccharina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ascophyllum nodosum Algae
Fucus serratus Algae
Fucus vesiculosus Algae
Laminaria digitata Algae
Laminaria saccharina Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 LR.LLR.F.Fserr <I>Fucus serratus</I> on sheltered lower eulittoral rock source
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.3. Intertidal flats n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.315 Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.315 Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.324 Fucus serratus on lower eulittoral mixed substrata narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.315 Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.324 Fucus serratus on lower eulittoral mixed substrata narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.324 Fucus serratus on lower eulittoral mixed substrata narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.315 Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SLR.FX.FserX Fucus serratus on lower eulittoral mixed substrata narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SLR.F.Fserr Fucus serratus on sheltered lower eulittoral rock narrower
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