Biodiversity & Conservation

Moerella spp. with venerid bivalves in infralittoral gravelly sand

SS.SCS.ICS.MoeVen


<i>Moerella</i> spp. with venerid bivalves in infralittoral gravelly sand
Distribution map

SS.SCS.ICS.MoeVen recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


SS.SCS.ICS.MoeVen is not listed under any importance categories.


Marine natural heritage importance

Listed under
National importance
Habitat Directive feature (Annex 1)

Biotope importance

The biotope is probably an important source of food for opportunistic predatory fish such as gurnards, dragonets and whiting, and benthic scavengers such as whelks.

Exploitation

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This review can be cited as follows:

Durkin, O.C. 2009. Moerella spp. with venerid bivalves in infralittoral gravelly sand. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/10/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatimportance.php?habitatid=388&code=2004>