Biodiversity & Conservation

Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in sandy mud shores

LS.LMu.MEst.HedMac


LMU.HedMac

Image Roger Covey - Upper shore mud with Hediste holes and tracks. Image with ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LMu.MEst.HedMac recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP

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.LMu Littoral mud
Biotope complex LS.LMu.MEst Polychaete / bivalve dominated mid estuarine mud shores
Biotope LS.LMu.MEst.HedMac Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in littoral sandy mud

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Natural Information System (EUNIS) classification: A2.361/B-LMU.SMu.HedMac - Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in sandy mud shores.

This review can be cited as follows:

Rayment, W.J. 2001. Hediste diversicolor and Macoma balthica in sandy mud shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 02/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=209&code=2004>