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Image Anon. - Echinocardium cordatum dug out of sand. Image width ca XX cm.
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SS.SSa.IMuSa.EcorEns recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
UK Biodiversity Action Plan
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
Large shallow inlets and bays
May be important feeding grounds for fish and for wading birds particularly on the lower shore. Sand banks may also be important as nursery areas for fish like plaice.
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This review can be cited as follows:
Hill, J.M. 2007. Echinocardium cordatum and Ensis spp. in lower shore or shallow sublittoral muddy fine sand.. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 25/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=124&code=2004>