Biodiversity & Conservation

Amphiura filiformis and Echinocardium cordatum in circalittoral clean or slightly muddy sand

SS.SMu.CSaMu.AfilMysAnit


CMS.AfilEcor

Image Keith Hiscock - Amphiura filiformis arms visible in circalittoral muddy sand. Image width ca 30 cm
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Distribution map

SS.SMu.CSaMu.AfilMysAnit 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.SMu Sublittoral cohesive mud and sandy mud communities
Biotope complex SS.SMu.CSaMu Circalittoral sandy mud
Biotope SS.SMu.CSaMu.AfilMysAnit Amphiura filiformis, Mysella bidentata and Abra nitida in circalittoral sandy mud

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) Habitat classification code: A4.71 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands (Davies & Moss, 1998).

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. 2004. Amphiura filiformis and Echinocardium cordatum in circalittoral clean or slightly muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 20/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=368&code=2004>