Corynactis viridis and a crisiid/Bugula/Cellaria turf on steep or vertical exposed circalittoral rock
|Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland Version 97.06
|Wave exposed steep or vertical bedrock, often subject to moderate or strong tidal streams, with dense aggregations of the jewel anemone Corynactis viridis and a short bryozoan turf of Crisia spp., Cellaria spp. and Bugula spp. Occasional large growths of the sponge Cliona celata and the soft coral Alcyonium digitatum present. Caryophyllia smithii is often frequent and anemones, such as Sagartia elegans and Metridium senile, and the featherstar Antedon bifida are often common. Alcyonium glomeratum and Parazoanthus axinellae may be present in the south-west. Branching sponges are typically scarce or absent.
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