Biodiversity & Conservation

Foraminiferans and Thyasira sp. in deep circalittoral soft mud

SS.SMu.OMu.ForThy


Foraminiferans and <i>Thyasira</i> sp. in deep circalittoral soft mud
Distribution map

SS.SMu.OMu.ForThy recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • UK_BAP

Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under UK Biodiversity Action Plan
National importance Not available
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)

Biotope importance

The species within the biotope are an important food source for demersal fish.

Exploitation

No species within the biotope are targeted specifically, however, deep soft bottom sediments are vulnerable to effects from trawling activities.

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This review can be cited as follows:

Riley, K. 2002. Foraminiferans and Thyasira sp. in deep circalittoral soft mud. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 02/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=215&code=2004>