Biodiversity & Conservation

Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud



Image Keith Hiscock - A mat of the filamentous bacterium Beggiatoa spp. Image width ca 10 cm.
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Distribution map

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

  • EC_Habitats

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat SS Sublittoral sediments
Habitat complex SS.CMU Circalittoral muds
Biotope complex SS.CMU._
Biotope SS.CMU._.Beg Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classification: A4.351/B-CMU.Beg - Bacterial mats on anoxic sublittoral mud (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2002. Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/11/2015]. Available from: <>