Biodiversity & Conservation

Semi-permanent tube-building amphipods and polychaetes in sublittoral mud or muddy sand

SS.IMU.MarMu.TubeAP


Semi-permanent tube-building amphipods and polychaetes in sublittoral mud or muddy sand
Distribution map

SS.IMU.MarMu.TubeAP recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under EC Habitats Directive
National importance Not available
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Large shallow inlets and bays

Biotope importance

No information was found concerning biotope importance for other species. However, it is expected that the polychaetes in particular would be predated by benthic predatory fish, particularly flatfish.

Exploitation

No species found within this biotope are known to be exploited.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Rayment, W.J. 2002. Semi-permanent tube-building amphipods and polychaetes in sublittoral mud or muddy sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 30/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=136&code=1997>