Biodiversity & Conservation

Barren coarse sand shores

LS.LGS.S.BarSnd


Barren coarse sand shores
Distribution map

LS.LGS.S.BarSnd 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 Common
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1) Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
Large shallow inlets and bays
Estuaries

Biotope importance

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Exploitation

The biotope is not targeted for commercial exploitation, but upper shore facies are likely to be used for recreational purposes in popular tourist areas.

Additional information icon Additional information

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This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Barren coarse sand shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 03/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=16&code=1997>