Low or variable salinity habitats - Foxtail stonewort (Lamprothamnium papulosum) (Priority Marine Feature) (SNH WMS)

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The Priority Marine Feature (PMF) list contains 81 habitats and species considered to be of conservation importance in Scotland's seas. It includes many features which are characteristic of the Scottish marine environment, ranging from flame shell beds in coastal waters, to cold-water coral reefs of the deeper seas, and mobile species such as minke whale and basking shark.

This layer shows the distribution of Foxtail stonewort (Lamprothamnium papulosum). Foxtail stonewort is recorded from North and South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. It is of national importance with the Hebridean sites thought to represent the most secure global stronghold for this species. Listed as Near Threatened on the Red Data Book of Britain and Ireland.

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