Supralittoral Rock

Shingle banks

There are frequently shingle banks associated with saltmarsh, estuarine rivers and lagoons. Digging into the shingle around the high tide level, particularly where a flora with plants such as shrubby sea blite (Suaeda maritima) and sea purslane (Halimione portulacoides) has developed, may yield the following species:–

Associated species:

  • Paludinella littorina (in south and south-west)
  • Truncatella subcylindrica (in south)
  • Barleeia unifasciata
  • Myosotella myosotis
  • Leucophytia bidentata