Conservation and protection status

Conservation status

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

Protected status

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

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