|Basic Information||Biotope classification||Ecology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Species composition||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image Paul Brazier - View along sandy shore with lighthouse in background. Image width ca XX cm.
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LS.LSa.MoSa.AmSco.Eur recorded () and expected () distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)
EC Habitats Directive
|Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)||Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
Large shallow inlets and bays
The biotopes LGS.AEur, LGS.AP, LGS.AP.P and LGS.AP.Pon are important in supporting predator communities of mobile macrofauna, over-wintering and migrating wading birds and juvenile fish. The loss of these biotopes and the fauna they support would have implications at local, regional and international scales (Elliott et al., 1998).
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This review can be cited as follows:
Budd, G.C. 2004. Burrowing amphipods and Eurydice pulchra in well-drained clean sand shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/04/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=344&code=2004>