Endrick Water

Site details

UK map showing location of Endrick Water Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Endrick Water SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1096 Brook lamprey  Lampetra planeri
The Endrick brook lamprey Lampetra planeri population is strong and healthy and represents the species in Scotland. The site also supports important populations of 1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis, for it is also selected.
1099 River lamprey  Lampetra fluviatilis
A strong population of river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis is present in the Endrick. This population is of particular importance because, unlike other populations which migrate to the sea, they remain in freshwater as adults, feeding on freshwater fish in Loch Lomond. This is the only instance of this unusual behavioural trait recorded in the UK.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

1106 Atlantic salmon  Salmo salar

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