Biodiversity & Conservation

Sea pens and burrowing megafauna in circalittoral soft mud

SS.CMU._.SpMeg


CMU.SpMeg

Image Mark Davies - Pennatula phosphorea and Turritella communis in muddy sediment. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

SS.CMU._.SpMeg recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP
  • OSPAR

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat SS Sublittoral sediments
Habitat complex SS.CMU Circalittoral muds
Biotope complex SS.CMU._
Biotope SS.CMU._.SpMeg Seapens and burrowing megafauna in circalittoral soft mud

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European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A4.8/B-CMU.SpMeg Seapens and burrowing megafauna of circalittoral muds (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2004. Sea pens and burrowing megafauna in circalittoral soft mud. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=131&code=1997>