Biodiversity & Conservation

Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment

SS.SMx.IMx.Lim


IMX.Lim

Image Sue Scott - Gaping file shell nest on mixed muddy substratum, with nest opened and Limaria hians exposed. Image with ca 15 cm.
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Distribution map

SS.SMx.IMx.Lim recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

For a list of 2004 characterising species please see the JNCC website.

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat SS Sublittoral sediment
Habitat complex SS.SMx Sublittoral mixed sediment
Biotope complex SS.SMx.IMx Infralittoral mixed sediment
Biotope SS.SMx.IMx.Lim Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification: A4.423/B-IMX.FaMX.Lim - [Limaria hians] beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2003. Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18/12/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=112&code=2004>