Saltdean Beaches

Winter storms batter the beach

Winter storms batter the beach

The chalk wave-cut platform and shingle that forms the beaches at Saltdean provide a rich variety of niches for diverse animal and algal life.[wpgmza id=”19″]

 

Species:

ALGAE: Seaweeds
Lichina pygmaea
Mesophyllum lichenoides
Bryopsis sp.
Cladophora sp.
Dictyoptera dichotoma
Fucus serratus
Fucus vesiculosus
Fucus spirallis
Sargassum muticum
Ulva lactuca
Ulva prolifera
Ulva intestinalis
Ectocarpus agg.
Asparagopsis armata
Sargassum muticum
Cystoseira tamaiscifolia
Bifurcaria bifurcata
Halydrys siliquosa
Alaria esculenta
Halurus equisetifolius
Vertebrata nigra
Polysiphonia stricta
Ralfsia sp.
Laminaria saccharina
Laminaria digitata
Cystoseira sp.
Spongonema tomentosum
Elachista fucicola
Osmundea pinnatifida
Callithamnion sp.
Lithophyllum incrustans
Porphyra top shore
Porphyra umbilicalis
Ceramium nodulosm
Ceramium shuttleworthianum
Sphacelaria sp. on Corallina
Elachista fucicola on wracks
Cutleria mulifida
Dichtyota dichotoma
Sagassum musticum
Pylaella littoralis
Corallina officinalis
Chondrus crispus
Palmaria palmata
Dilsea carnosa
Delesseria sanguinea
Lomenteria articulata
Osmundea pinnatifida
Rhodothamniella floridula
Phyllophora/Rhodymenia
Laminaria saccharina
Filament forming diatoms
Polysiphonia sp.
Lithophyllum incrustans
Phymatolithon purpureum
Calliblepharis ciliata
Lomentaria clavelosa
Gelidium latifolium
Plocamium cartilageum

PORIFERA: Sponges
Amphilectus fucorum
Halichondria paniceum
Sycon ciliatum

CNIDARIA: Seafirs, Anemones
Tubularia indivisa
Campanularia flexuosa
Seertularia operculata
Kirchenpaueria pinnata
Dynamena pumila
Obelia geniculata
Actinia equina
Actinia fragacea
Sagarita troglodytes
Anemonia viridis
Urticina felina

ANNELIDA: Worms
Lanice concheliga
Spirobis pagenstecheri
Spirobis borealis
Hydroides norvegica
Pomatoceros lamarcki
Perinereis cultrifera
Eulalia viridis
Nephtys sp.
Sabellaria spinulosa
Owenia fusiformis, sand tube under stones
Polydora ciliata
Harmathoe impar
Lepidonotus squamatus
Arenicola marina
Amphitrite sp.
Eupolymnia nebulosa

MOLLUSCA: Clams, snails, limpets
Onchidella celtica
Aplysia punctata, juvenile seahare
Crepidula fornicata
Mytilus edulis
Pholas dactylus
Hiatella arctica
Barnea candida
Crassostrea gigas
Ostrea edulis
Osilinus lineatus
Calliostoma zizyphinum
Gibbula cineraria
Gibbula umbilicalis
Ocenebra erinacea
Nucella lapillus
Littorina littorea
Littorina litoralis
Littorina obtusata
Littorina saxatilis
Patella vulgata
Tectura virginea
Lepidochitona cinereus
Acanthochitona crinitus

CRUSTACEA: Crabs, shrimps, barnacles etc.
Carcinus maenas
Pilumnus hirtellus
Cancer pagurus
Necora puber
Hommarus gammarus
Orchestia gammarus
Gnathia maxillaries
Pagurus berhardus
Galithea squmifera
Xanthos incisus
Idotea viridis
Idotea baltica
Jassa falcata, amphipod tubes
Semibalanus balanoides
Balanus balanus
Austromimus modestus
Balanus perforatus
Pisidia longicornis
Porcellana platycheles
Palaemon elegans
Palaemon serratus
Praunus sp.
Caprella sp.
Crangon crangon
Orchestia gammarella

INSECTA: Springtails
Anurida maritima

BRYOZOA: Seamata
Membranipora membranacea
Electra pilosa
Flustrellidra hispida
Alcyonidium gelatinosum
Alcyonidium hirsutum
Celloprella hyalina
Crisia sp.
Bowerbankia sp.

ECHINODERMATA: Starfish, urchins, brittlestars
Asteria rubens
Psammechinus miliaris
Amphipholis squamata
Asterina gibbosa

TUNICATA: Seasquirts
Molgula manhatenensis
Ascidiella scabra
Botrylloides leachi
Corella parallelogramma?
Ascidia conchilega
Ascidia mentula
Clavelina lepadiformis

PISCES: Fish
Taurulus bubalis
pletodon dentalus
Apletodon dentatus
Pomatoschistus minutus
Spinachia spinachia
Neophis lumbriciformis
Gobius paganellus
Lipophrys pholis
Parablennius gattorugine
Pholis gennellus
Ammodytes tobaianus
Ammodytes lancea
Crenilabrus melops
Pleuronectes platessa juv.