Biodiversity & Conservation

Styela gelatinosa and other solitary ascidians on very sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment

SS.SMu.OMu.StyPse


<i>%Styela gelatinosa%</i> and other solitary ascidians on very sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment
Distribution map

SS.SMu.OMu.StyPse recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • UK_BAP

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.OMu Offshore circalittoral mud
Biotope SS.SMu.OMu.StyPse Styela gelatinosa, Pseudamussium septemradiatum and solitary ascidians on sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) code: A4.743 - Styela gelatinosa and other solitary ascidians on sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment (Davies & Moss, 1998) The description is based on samples from one location only but the entity is highly distinctive.

This review can be cited as follows:

Hiscock, K. 2002. Styela gelatinosa and other solitary ascidians on very sheltered deep circalittoral muddy sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 16/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=274&code=2004>