Seaweeds in sediment (sand or gravel)-floored eulittoral rockpools
|Within Vocab||Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland Version 97.06|
|Definition||Rockpools with sediment floors support distinct communities of scour-tolerant algae. Deep pools with sediment are similar to FK, and are typically dominated by fucoids and kelps (Fucus serratus, Laminaria digitata, Laminaria saccharina and Saccorhiza polyschides). Areas of hard substrata near to the interface with the sediment are, however, characterised by a range of sand-tolerant algae such as Furcellaria lumbricalis, Polyides rotundus, Ahnfeltia plicata and Rhodothamniella floridula (compare with FK). Chorda filum may occur attached to pebbles and shells embedded within the sediment. In pools with large areas of sand, infaunal species such as Arenicola marina and Lanice conchilega often occur. The sea-grass Zostera spp. may occur in some pools where stable sand is present. Shallow rockpools with cobble and pebble floors, often with an underlying layer of sediment, support red algal tufts (Mastocarpus stellatus mixed with Ceramium spp., Calliblepharis ciliata and Cystoclonium purpurea and green algae).|
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