BioMar survey of Kilkieran Bay and the Aran Islands area, Co. Galway, August 1993  

SE of Mussel Rock, Roskeeda Bay, Kilkieran Bay.


Subsite name: Silty circalittoral bedrock with sponges.

Surveyors: Bernard Picton, Chris Emblow

PhylumSpecies Abundance
PORIFERAStelligera rigidafrequent
PORIFERAEurypon present
PORIFERATricheurypon viridepresent
PORIFERARaspailia aculeatafrequent
PORIFERARaspailia ramosafrequent
PORIFERAPolymastia boletiformisfrequent
PORIFERAPolymastia penicillusfrequent
PORIFERASuberites present
PORIFERASuberites carnosusoccasional
PORIFERASuberites ficusoccasional
PORIFERATethya citrinafrequent
PORIFERAIophon hyndmanicommon
PORIFERAMicrociona armatapresent
PORIFERAHymedesmia paupertasoccasional
PORIFERAHemimycale columellaoccasional
PORIFERABiemna variantiapresent
PORIFERAAmphilectus fucorumcommon
PORIFERAMycale contareniicommon
PORIFERAMycale rotaliscommon
PORIFERAHalichondria bowerbankioccasional
PORIFERAHaliclona cinereaoccasional
PORIFERAHaliclona fistulosacommon
PORIFERADysidea fragiliscommon
CNIDARIAAntennella secundariafrequent
CNIDARIAKirchenpaueria pinnatafrequent
CNIDARIAIsozoanthus sulcatusoccasional
CNIDARIAAnemonia viridisoccasional
CNIDARIAAnthopleura balliioccasional
CNIDARIACaryophyllia smithiioccasional
ANNELIDASyllidae present
CRUSTACEABalanus crenatuscommon
MOLLUSCAOcenebra erinaceusoccasional
MOLLUSCACadlina laevisoccasional
MOLLUSCAArchidoris pseudoargusoccasional
MOLLUSCAOstrea edulisoccasional
MOLLUSCAChlamys variaoccasional
BRYOZOABugula present
BRYOZOABugula plumosaoccasional
ECHINODERMATAHenricia oculataoccasional
TUNICATACiona intestinalisoccasional
TUNICATACorella parallelogrammafrequent
TUNICATAAscidia mentulaabundant
TUNICATABotryllus schlosserioccasional
TUNICATAPyura squamulosarare
PISCESMyoxocephalus scorpiusoccasional
PISCESGobius nigercommon

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