Biodiversity & Conservation

Serpula vermicularis reefs on very sheltered circalittoral muddy sand

SS.SBR.PoR.Ser


CMS.Ser

Image David Connor - A colony of tube worms forming a small reef, Loch Creran. Image width ca 40 cm.
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Distribution map

SS.SBR.PoR.Ser 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.PoR Polychaete worm reefs (on sublittoral sediment)
Biotope SS.SBR.PoR.Ser Serpula vermicularis reefs on very sheltered circalittoral muddy sand

Additional information icon Additional information

European Union Nature Information System (EUNIS) code: A4.7/B-CMS.Ser Tubeworm reefs on very sheltered circalittoral mixed substrata (Serpulid reefs on very sheltered circalittoral mixed substrata) (Davies & Moss, 1998)

This review can be cited as follows:

Hill, J.M. & Wilding C.M. 2008. Serpula vermicularis reefs on very sheltered circalittoral muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 28/07/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatclassification.php?habitatid=41&code=2004>