Species composition and biodiversity

Characterising species

The flora and fauna of kelp beds varies with depth and geographical location and may be depauperate in silted habitats.

For SIR.K in the UK % Frequency Faithfulness Typical abundance
Pomatocerous triqueter Frequent
Gibbula cineraria Frequent
Asterias rubens Occasional
Echinus esculentus Occasional
Ascidia mentula Occasional
Corallinaceae indet. Common
Laminaria hyperborea Common
Laminaria saccharina Common

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