Biodiversity & Conservation

Ruppia maritima in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand

SS.SMp.SSgr.Rup


IMS.Rup

Image Anon. - Ruppia maritima in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand. Image width ca 40 cm.
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Distribution map

SS.SMp.SSgr.Rup 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.SMp Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated communities on sediments
Biotope complex SS.SMp.SSgr Sublittoral seagrass beds
Biotope SS.SMp.SSgr.Rup Ruppia maritima in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand

Additional information icon Additional information

  • UK National Vegetation Classification: SM2 Ruppia maritima saltmarsh community (Rodwell, 2000).
  • European Nature Information System (EUNIS) classification code: A4.543/B-IMS.Sgr.Rup - Ruppia maritima in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand (beaked tasselweed in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand) (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. 2001. Ruppia maritima in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=266&code=2004>