Biodiversity & Conservation

Burrowing amphipods and Eurydice pulchra in well-drained clean sand shores



Image Paul Brazier - View along sandy shore with lighthouse in background. Image width ca XX cm.
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Distribution map

LS.LSa.MoSa.AmSco.Eur 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 LS Littoral sediment
Habitat complex LS.LSa Littoral sand
Biotope complex LS.LSa.MoSa Barren or amphipod-dominated mobile sand shores
Biotope LS.LSa.MoSa.AmSco Amphipods and Scolelepis spp. in littoral medium-fine sand

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A2.243/B-LGS.S.AEur, Burrowing amphipods and Eurydice pulchra in well drained clean sand shores (Davies & Moss, 1998). Previous MNCR code LSND.AE 6.95 (Connor et al., 1997).

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Burrowing amphipods and Eurydice pulchra in well-drained clean sand shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/11/2015]. Available from: <>