Biodiversity & Conservation

Zostera noltii beds in upper to mid shore muddy sand

LS.LMS.ZOS.Znol


LMS.Znol

Image Mark Davies - A bed of Zostera noltii with Hydrobia ulvae visible on the mud surface. Image width ca 40 cm.
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LS.LMS.ZOS.Znol recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats
  • UK_BAP
  • OSPAR

Map icon UK and Ireland classification

Major habitat LS Littoral sediments
Habitat complex LS.LMS Littoral muddy sands
Biotope complex LS.LMS.ZOS Littoral Zostera (seagrass) beds
Biotope LS.LMS.ZOS.Znol Zostera noltii beds in upper to mid shore muddy sand

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Natural Information System (EUNIS): A2.71/B-LMS.Zos.Znol. Zostera noltii beds in upper to mid shore muddy sand (Davies & Moss, 1998).
Wadden Sea classification: 05.02.01 (von Nordheim et al., 1996). Intertidal seagrass beds. France (ZNIEFF-MER): II.3.3. Herbiers de Zostera marina, Zostera noltii (= Z. nana pro parte) du mediolittoral inferieur. France (ZNIEFF-MER): III.3.7. Biocenose des sables vaseux superficiels de mode calme (SVMC) (Dauvin et al., 1994).

This review can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters, H. & Wilding, C.M. 2008. Zostera noltii beds in upper to mid shore muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=318&code=1997>