Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

Region Status
OSPAR area Not assessed
Wadden Sea Not present
UK Not significantly declined in area or extent
Other sub-regions Not assessed

Protected status

Protection mechanism Habitat
EC Habitats Directive Can be protected as Reefs and Submerged or partially submerged sea caves. May also occur in Large Shallow Inlets and bays and more rarely in Estuaries.
UK Biodiversity Action Plan None

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