Northern seafan and sponge communities - Caryophyllia smithii and Swiftia pallida on circalittoral rock (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 distribution of Caryophyllia smithii and Swiftia pallida on circalittoral rock in the Scottish marine environment. It is a very species rich community supporting a range of soft corals, sea firs, sea mats, sea squirts etc.