Biodiversity & Conservation

Barren coarse sand shores


Barren coarse sand shores
Distribution map

LS.LSa.MoSa.BarSa 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 LS Littoral sediment
Habitat complex LS.LSa Littoral sand
Biotope complex LS.LSa.MoSa Barren or amphipod-dominated mobile sand shores
Biotope LS.LSa.MoSa.BarSa Barren littoral coarse sand

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A2.242/B-LGS.S.BarSnd - Barren coarse sand shores (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Barren coarse sand shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/12/2015]. Available from: <>