Biodiversity & Conservation

Mytilus edulis beds on variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment

SS.SBR.SMus.MytSS


<i>%Mytilus edulis%</i> beds on variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment
Distribution map

SS.SBR.SMus.MytSS 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 SS Sublittoral sediment
Habitat complex SS.SBR Sublittoral biogenic reefs on sediment
Biotope complex SS.SBR.SMus Sublittoral mussel beds (on sublittoral sediment)
Biotope SS.SBR.SMus.MytSS Mytilus edulis beds on sublittoral sediment

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Natural Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A4.432/B-IMX.EstMx.MytV - Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

2001. Mytilus edulis beds on variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 19/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=36&code=2004>