Urticina felina and Ciocalypta penicillus on sand-covered circalittoral rock
|Within Vocab||Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland Version 97.06|
|Definition||Sand-covered low-lying rock with some scouring effect which has dense Urticina felina with Ciocalypta penicillus attached to the underlying rock. Polymastia spp., particularly P. mamillaris and sometimes P. agglutinans are also present. Has links with the ephemeral hydroid (Flu.SerHyd) and Pomatoceros and bryozoan crust biotopes (PomByC) and can occur adjacent to them. Not regularly recorded as a separate entity but is often recognisable in this habitat where rock and coarse sediment interface.|
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