Biodiversity & Conservation

Beggiatoa spp. on anoxic sublittoral mud



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

Distribution map

SS.SMu.IFiMu.Beg 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.SMu Sublittoral cohesive mud and sandy mud communities
Biotope complex SS.SMu.IFiMu Infralittoral fine mud
Biotope SS.SMu.IFiMu.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 26/11/2015]. Available from: <>