Biodiversity & Conservation

Polydora ciliata, Mya truncata and solitary ascidians in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment.

SS.SMx.SMxVS.AphPol


<i>%Polydora ciliata%</i>, <i>%Mya truncata%</i> and solitary ascidians in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment.
Distribution map

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


  • EC_Habitats

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.SMxVS Sublittoral mixed sediment in variable salinity (estuaries)
Biotope SS.SMx.SMxVS.AphPol Aphelochaeta spp. and Polydora spp. in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification code: A4.433/B-IMX.EstMx.PolMtru - Polydora ciliata, Mya truncata and solitary ascidians in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2002. Polydora ciliata, Mya truncata and solitary ascidians in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=114&code=2004>